I'm skinny and squooshy! Skooshy? Squonny? Squiskonny!
My older brother is like the poster boy for Metrosexuals-r-us. Which is especially funny if you're his sister and remember how he was the poster boy for Seattle grunge we were younger. But hey, bringing up embarrassing moments from your past and telling anyone who will listen is what little sisters are for, right?
Well, that and knitting you cool stuff.
I'm so easy. Must be why I'm popular.
Cable me crazy
Since is the first time I've knit for him, I decided to let MetroBro - being that he's a dude and you know how
At first glance, this pattern might seem like a PITA. I mean, seriously, just lookit all those cables! But it's actually very easy and quite fun to knit! Especially if you know how to cable without a cable needle. (Which, if you haven't tried it yet, I HIGHLY recommend. Great tutorial here.) Easy to memorize, too, which made it go by super fast - a plus when you're knitting a scarf! As did knitting with Malabrigo, which is really, really hard to put down. Soft. Squooshy. Heee.
One skein! One skein!
Since this was going narrow and with a heavier weight yarn, I made a few mods to accommodate:
- CO 22 stitches
- Added 4 rows of moss stitch at each end (oops, sorry, didn't get the ends in the pics before I shipped it off!)
- BO on the wrong side in reverse rib (i.e., purled if it was a knit stitch and vice versa) to maintain the border pattern while leaving a nice, stretchy edge
- Ditched the fringe (according to Hubster, not even a metrosexual man would want fringe - I thought it looked cool but deferred to the male judgment)
Me fluff you long time.
Mmmmmmalabrigo. *sigh* I love this stuff. If it were superwash, I might implode from the joy.
Wrap it up
Dude, he’s lucky I’m such a great sister. Otherwise I’d be tempted to keep this! I love the way it turned out and hopefully, so will he!
Shifting Sands Lite
Pattern: Shifting Sands by Grumperina
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted, 1 skein in Vaa
Needle: Addi Turbo, Size 9, 24"
Mods: CO less for narrow version, moss stitch edging, BO in reverse rib, sans fringe