My first knitting project was a skinny garter scarf with disappointedly unevenly spaced rows made out of bleached-white yarn (acrylic worsted as I recall now) with hot pink stripe on each end. There ...
My first knitting project was a skinny garter scarf with disappointedly unevenly spaced rows made out of bleached-white yarn (acrylic worsted as I recall now) with hot pink stripe on each end. There was no pattern involved, so I believe I can call it my first design. I don't remember actually wearing that scarf ever. My knitting skills improved with time, I also developed love for sewing and designed all of my clothes through my high school and college. I got inspired to publish my knitting patterns since I discovered Ravelry knitting community and it's through Ravelry I found out about Craftsy - a source of wonderful classes and a variety of amazing projects and patterns.
When I don't knit or design, I experiment with neurons and teach.
ColorBand Cowl is a loop in a loop. It's knitted in a round and then the ends are grafted with Kitchener's stitch (the grafting instructions are provided in the pattern). All of the color bands are made in slipstitch patterns - only one color is used on any given row, making it a perfect project for a colorwork beginner.
Fingering weight (shown in Knitpicks Pallette 100% Peruvian Highland Wool 50g 231yds):
2 balls of black (A);
1 ball each of:
dark grey "Asphalt Heather" (C);
medium blue "Pool" (D);
dark purple "Eggplant" (E);
medium purple "Huckleberry Heather" (F);
light purple "Hyacinth" (G);
teal "Calypso Heather" (H);
light blue "Sky" (I);
light green "Celadon Heather" (J);
orange "Rose Hip"(K);
red "Pimento" (L)
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in Salt and Pepper pattern