Like many of you I’m sure, it’s been a challenge to navigate work, family, holidays lately…but I have been making a point to make time for knitting. I’m just trying to multi-task as much as possible. As I've posted about recently, I'm involved in thethe super scarves program for the 2012 Superbowl that will be hosted by the City of Indianapolis.
The super scarves program is an opportunity to engage many knitters (and teach many new knitters) to make a scarf that will be given to a volunteer working at the 2012 super bowl in Indianapolis (US football). That’s 8,000 scarves. No set pattern, just have to incorporate blue and white. I’ve been helping to teach new knitters at the library 4 times a month. I’ve been coming up with some simple slip stitch patterns that allow then to incorporate some color work while still mostly knitting. Slip stitch patterns have been around for a long time, as a way to work in two colors at a time without having to carry both colors at the same time. These patterns can generally be completed in all knit (garter) and don't have long floats across the back, which makes them suitable for a scarf pattern -even though they aren't always reversible, the back side is still somewhat presentable.