Thursday, March 1, 2007

I was lucky enough to receive some fabulous Blue Skies bulky alpaca in deep chocolate brown for the February Color Swap 2007. It is seriously bulky and seriously soft and reminds me of dreadlocks. I want to knit a scarf for myself and since I have 90 yards and like a long scarf, I thought I'd come up with a pattern using stripes in different colors of baby Alpaca Grande (doubled) and Rowan bulky merino (doubled). I wanted to knit the Blue Skies yarn in a seed stitch and the stripes in either seed or garter. The problem is that I am getting very obvious color "bumps" on one side. I am frustrated because I don't like the way it looks - I want clean lines on both sides - but no matter which stitch I use, I keep getting these bumps. Does anyone know what kind of stitch or other technique I could use to eliminate or minimize these bumps and get distinct edges on both sides? Thanks for any help I can get.

3 comments:

LesleyD said...

I've still yet to knit with Blue Skies! I must get my hands on some! Thank goodness today is pay day!! LOL

knitten kitten said...

maybe you could knit a basic stockinette stitch scarf in the round so it will lay flat. For super-clean, perfectly folded edges divide stitches into 2 equal amounts with 2 stitch markers and slip the first stitch after the marker. It'll look very neat when you're done and tres chic in alpaca.

said...

Maybe double knit it? Or knit it circularly?