|Madeliene's seed stitch cowl. (Obligatory bathroom shot!)|
I picked up two skeins, a circular needle (size 11), and a tapestry needle. My co-worker that needed yarn was knitting up a batch of scarves to give away as gifts, and she is using an easy and quick pattern. I ask for the pattern and another co-worker taught me how to cast-on. I was set on learning and finishing a scarf immediately. I quickly sent a text to Bryce, "I knit now!" The pattern for the first scarf I ever made was:
CO 25. K1, *YO, K2tog* until it's long enough.
I've made a few scarves since but in the flurry of excitement from learning new stitches, blocking, and giving it away, I've forgotten to take photos and document my projects--including the one mentioned above. However, I've since found Ravelry.com! You can browse or review patterns and yarn, but most importantly you can document your projects.
The first one I documented was a seed stitch cowl for my sister, Madeliene. It's based on the GAP-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley.
Here's a close-up of the stitch, as well as the twist in the scarf. I got really carried away with making this one; I started at about 5:30pm and kept going until I finished it almost 3:00am! She was totally stoked about it, so it was worth it. See project details via Ravelry.