Thursday, September 8, 2016

Osgood wip

The Osgood scarf is coming along. Much too late I noticed that when I began I was working more loosely and the first stripe is a little wider than the rest. I will have to live with it. heh 

The scarf is about 8" wide x 10 1/2' long at this point. I am on stripe 33 of 47 so it's going to get quite a bit longer. This will be longer than the original Season 13, or stunt duplicate. However, we don't actually know how long the Osgood itself is because, to my knowledge, nobody in the scarf making universe has seen it. Knitting rows were counted out as much as possible from screen shots.

I'm told the scarf is K1P1 ribbing while the original scarf is all knit stitch. The K1P1 creates a larger stitch than straight knit stitch. If I were using regular worsted or heavy worsted (aran) yarns I think that one-to-one would definitely be too much. I would probably go with a 3/4 number of rows for each stripe.

While I think the Osgood is probably made with worsted, or whatever comparable yarn is available in the UK, my personal tendency for such a long scarf is to go lighter weight. 

As with my previously made season scarves, the first one is always the experiment. LOL  

FYI, I've only had to start a second skein of the cream. I'm still on the first skein for the remaining yarns. There will be a lot left on the mixed berry for sure. Well enough for a second scarf with the heavier worsteds.

Anyway, I'm working on it. Proof ... 

I don't think I'll be able to finish it before my surgery if it happens on schedule this time, but hope to work on it during recovery. Surgery was scheduled for August 31 but was pushed back to September 14 due to illness.

Happy crocheting!