In the beginning.....there was bright green and blue yarn and size 6 needles, which was then knit into a scarf. Isn't that how all knitters begin? Tiny needles because we didn't know anything about sizes and gauges, and that knitting a scarf on size 6 needles would take FOREVER. We just want to learn how to knit, and scarves are the easiest. That scarf took almost a year to complete while I wised up and found size 19 needles, and quickly knit up scarves as gifts in the meantime.
Then, I received a copy of Stitch n' Bitch, and a whole world of knitting opened up to me. It was amazing. I had no idea there was so much to learn.
Well, the thrill of garter st. and stockinette st. scarves wore off, and I was looking to make a more exciting scarf. Then I came up with this:
Ok, so I used garter st. on this one, but the squares of garter st. are looped together with 2 strands of the blue and green decorative yarn. Yes, I used a tapestry needle and strung the yarn through each stitch by hand. I learned about wrapping later, which would have been perfect for this project. Anyways, I like my "peacock" scarf, and it's a perfect light, spring scarf.