Happy Friday everyone!
Happy one month until Christmas. Not to panic you... but perhaps a few of us (myself definitely included) need to start moving those needles a little faster!
When planning my trip a couple months ago, I wanted to take some knitting for the 30 hours of travel to New Zealand and Australia. I picked my project with several specific criteria.
2. easily pick up and put down (traveling with two children under 4 pretty much guaranteed there would be no long stretches of uninterrupted knitting - in fact I don't think there ever is these days)
3. could be knit on needles that I would not cry at the loss of should security take them away (I knew I could fly with my knitting from Canada to the US but could not get a straight answer on the internet or on Rav about taking knitting on flights to and from New Zealand and Australia.)*
I chose to knit a Striped Infinity Scarf using the recommended Zauberball. It was the perfect choice. It was light and had an easily memorized pattern. I really enjoyed watching the colour changes appear. And, I finally got to try out knitting with a Zauberball - next time I'm going to brave some of the more fun colours ; )
The design is incredibly simple: Cast on stitches. Knit 2 row pattern repeat until desired length. Cast off. Seam edges. The actual pattern calls for knitting a scarf about double the length of mine but as I wanted to be able to wear mine as an indoor accessory, I didn't want it to be too warm or bulky.
|This is my preferred way of wearing it. |
It has definitely been my go-to accessory on recent cold days.
I really like how mine turned out but think it would also have been great at double the length. I think I have enough left in the skein to make another one so then I could wear it both ways. The only change I would make if I was to make it again would be to take the time to do a provisional cast-on to be able to make a seamless join to the cowl loop.
Plane Knitting Cowl
Pattern: Striped Infinity Cowl by Michelle Hunter
(I used about 1/2 a skein of the Schokocreme)
Needle: 5.5mm/US 9
(I knit it flat on crummy 16" circ of mysterious origin)
Hope you have a wonderful last-weekend-in-November. Be sure to check in next Friday for my first giveaway! I hope you also have time to check out some other awesome FO's through Tami's blog.
* For the record I never had any trouble with my needles on any of my 7 domestic and international flights during that trip.
action shot of (unblocked) cowl in Australia