I was going through my scarf pile and discovered that I lied in my last knitting post…. I do, apparently, repeat patterns…. but only when I really, really like the pattern. 🙂
The first time I used this pattern I was knitting Christmas presents for my future in-laws. I wanted to do something really impressive for my Mother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law… something pretty and girly.
I actually ended up knitting my Mother-in-Law’s scarf twice… I was almost done with it when I learned that she was allergic to wool….. so I started over. I guess we could just call the first scarf practice?
The original scarf went to my cousin, I gave the second scarf to my Mother-in-Law and later I decided that I wanted one for myself.
It took me a while to figure out where I found this pattern. I think the author changed her blog…. I seem to remember the story that went with the patten name being something about the tv show CSI (which I was hooked on at the time too) and how she was able to get this scarf finished in the time it took her to watch two episodes of CSI (which featured this really cute character named Warrick)…. Either I misunderstood, or she knits WAY faster than I do! The original post is gone, but the Ravelry link credits this lady.
It’s a super easy pattern. Just four repeating rows and only one row actually requires you to pay attention. Maybe she could get it done in two episodes of CSI….
One note: I mess this up every time and I have to start over…. it’s easy… but I always miss it. “Stitches 1 and 26 are selvedge stitches; the pattern is worked over 24 stitches.” That means you knit the first and last stitches. Sounds easy, right…. but I always forget to do that on the 2nd and 3rd rows! Remember that the pearl row needs to start and end with the knit too. She says that in the directions twice….. I still screw it up. Maybe if I say it a few times it’ll be burned into your brain.
I used two skeins of SWTC Yarn’s Karoke: Cherry Cola (aprox 200 yards).