Thursday, February 26, 2009

FO: Simply 17

When I was in my early teens, my friends and I would go downtown to the movies. Any remaining money we had would be pooled to buy munchies and drinks at the corner snack shop. I always remembered this place because it was a remnant of a bygone era, with its huge neon sign above the door in cotton candy colors, surrounded by blinking marquee lights proclaiming "17."

Today's project put me in the mind of that place because it was also made possible by leftovers. Say hello to "Simply 17," a striped garter stitch scarf:

FO: Simply 17 modeled by Rocky T. Cat
"Am I a super-model yet?" - Rocky*


Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Bulky (approx. 1/2 skein) in South Shore (MC) and Lilac (CC)
Needles: (2) 9 US / 5,5 mm bamboo dpns

1. Using MC, cast on 17 stitches
2. Knit MC back to RS edge
3. Pick up CC and knit up and back, creating one ridge
4. Repeat 2 and 3 until piece measures 36" / 92 cm, ending with CC row at RS edge.
5. Pick up MC and continue for another 14" / 36 cm. Bind off and weave in ends.

You'll end up with a petite scarf that is two-thirds subtle stripe and one-third softly variegated (or solid, depending on the yarn you choose).

FO: Simply 17 garter stitch scarf
By the way, Rocky's first turn on the granite catwalk lasted an entire 3 seconds. Harrumph! No cat pants for you!

FO: Simply 17 no longer modeled by Rocky T. Cat
"Whaddya mean I won't get paid in tuna???" - Rocky

*Thanks to Monica for the suggestion that Rocky needed a scarf and to domesticat's crew for showing him how it's done.

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Blogger Jen said...

I love the scarf. And the scarf model. :)

2/26/2009 02:13:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

17 is my significant number! :) I guess Rocky didn't read all the clauses in his modeling contract...

2/26/2009 05:47:00 PM  
Blogger Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Very nice !!!

2/26/2009 06:25:00 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Aw, Rocky's a superstar. I think we could use a reality TV show called "Project Catwalk" -- now that's one I might actually watch. South Shore is a gorgeous LL color, and I love your pattern!

2/26/2009 09:01:00 PM  
Blogger Sister Madness said...

Heh... paid in tuna... *giggle* *snort*

2/26/2009 09:50:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Cowboy says to try giving Rocky some cat treats to entince him to stay on the table longer, in addition to telling him how handsome he is -- he says that's the only way he (meaning Cowboy) will put up with Mom and the camera since he became a "star"!!!
PS -- Great shots!

2/27/2009 01:02:00 PM  
Blogger KSee said...

I think Rocky did a great job. Such pretty colors.

2/28/2009 04:40:00 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

In cat-time Rocky thinks of that 3 seconds as a day-long photo-shoot. Such pretty colors in the scarf, and they look so good with his fur.

3/02/2009 10:47:00 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

He's too handsome to hold still!

3/02/2009 02:33:00 PM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

rocky is a total super-model!!!!
and i adore the colors in the scarf. purple/green combos get me every time.

3/05/2009 08:52:00 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

rocky looks marvelous and so does that scarf. so often the simplest of things are the most elegant. :)

3/06/2009 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous ophélie said...

I love the scarf (j aime ton écharpe)

3/08/2009 04:55:00 AM  

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