Monday, December 18, 2006

My skull scarf won!!!

I entered a contest at punk knits with my reversible skull scarf, and just got notified that I was one of the 3 winners! I am sooo excited. The prize is knitting needles with skulls on them!!

Anyway, now the scarf is up on eBay, so we will see how it does. I have also had orders for 2 more to be made. Like McDonalds, I'M LOVIN IT!

Kelly

9 comments:

Sassy Sundry said...

Well done!

Lana said...

very cool and congrats!

Stephieface said...

Awesome job and Congrats!!

KnitXcorE said...

Congrats! <333

Boop said...

Congratulations! :)

DAWN said...

Wooohoooo! that is awesome and the prize sounds great, too.

roxtarchicknits said...

now all i gotta do is figure out double knitting ;) i'm soo psyched for you... very exciting that you won! congrats!

pinsandneedles said...

me too! I've been needing to do double knitting.

Congrats!

rettrogrrl said...

It is actually alot easier than I expected. If you are working from a graph, like the skull one that I have on myspace, then you would do the following:
CO 58 stitches with main color (white for me)
HINT:when doing double knitting you cast on twice as many stitches as squares on the graph, since you are using 2 yarns one square on the graph counts and 2 stitches.
Once you are done with your cast on, tie the second color on to the last cast on, so that you can work with both colors.
If the graph has an uneven number of squares on it, like mine did, you will need to read the graph from right to left and then left to right on every other row. Otherwise your pic will be off. The hardest part for me was learning how to work with holding 2 different yarns at the same time.
Once you start on row one, the stitches will be knit one, purl one on every stitch. You will always end with a purl stitch on this graph. When you get the that stitch, use both pieces of yarn on the purl stitch. This way it closes the sides of your project.
Turn, and you will start knitting with the other color as your main color(in my case black), and purl with the white.
Another HINT: On each row, have the main color on top, be it black or white.
After you have finished the graph, you can do the other block in plain color as I did, or do another pattern.
Then when you get to the other end, You will have to do the same graph, but you will have to follow it upside down.
I hope this helps. Please let me know if I totally confused you!
Kelly