Woolly Wreath From The Village Yarn Shop - Day 3 | Author Allie Pleiter

Woolly Wreath from The Village Yarn Shop - Day 3

Is it a scarf, a wreath, a beast?

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I really do feel like I’m stitching up some sort of fuzzy animal.  Whenever I pull this out of my bag in public, people stop and ask questions.  Looks like an outrageous scarf, don’t you think?  It probably could be if I stopped here—which of course I won’t.  People are always astonished to find out I’m knitting a wreath.  Everybody wants pictures of the finished product.

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As I said in my previous post, this is not as quick a project as you would think.  Because you work each stitch three times, it’s easy to miss a step.  I can't tell you how many times I finished a row with the wrong number of stitches!  Luckly, that is simple to remedy with a K2TOG because the true stitches are hidden behind all that loopy lushness.  The other thing I learned was to keep the finished product to my right, because my knitting needles kept getting caught in the loops if the thing was on my left.

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It’s construction—rather than stitching—from here on in.  This makes me nervous.  Accomplished knitter that I am, many “crafts” elude me.  My parenting books sent me on a lot of speaking engagements to church mothers groups, and I’ve botched more MOPS Crafts than I care to admit.  And we will not discuss my track record with Play-Doh.

Next up, we build the frame.

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