My knitting mojo has deserted me, for I have foundered on the Scarf of Doom.
I am trying to knit a scarf for my dad for Christmas. After extensive discussions with my sister (my dad being rather particular about his likes and dislikes) I settled on a colour and bought the perfect yarn. But selecting the right pattern has been a nightmare. I want something a little more special than plain ribbing and of course ravlery is full of beautiful looking scarves but when you look closely, surprisingly few of them are reversible. It’s a personal thing but me, I don’t much like a scarf with a wrong side. And many of them curl unless blocked severely. I can do that the first time of course, but I can’t expect mum to block dad’s scarf every time it’s washed; plus I’ve noticed a tendency of even blocked scarves to curl when damp. So no wrong sided curling patterns would suit.
So it’s going to be reversible cables, I think. But again, none of the patterns on rav are exactly what I’m looking for so I’m going to have to improvise. I might even use moss stitch1. I don’t like moss stitch. Or rather, I love how it looks, elegant and (of course) reversible. But I hate knitting it. Bah. Did I mention my dad is picky?
1. this may be ‘seed stitch’ to you