|20-year-old me knitting the boyfriend's vest|
|The finished, albeit short, scarf|
So, this is what I know about knitting...
Do not use thick/thin textured yarn when knitting an intricate pattern.
You can see (photo above) that the pattern is not very recognisable - I couldn't visually check my progress to ensure the stitches were correct.
Check the tension before you start knitting to ensure the item will be the correct size/length.
My scarf was 15cm too short - which was enough to mean that the cowl could not be linked over my head to be doubled.
Do not knit in low light, with the television on and/or needy children around.
I frequently lost my counting, and found myself 'knitting backwards' (undoing stitches) to an error that occurred near the beginning of the row of 110 stitches
So, with all that in mind I pulled it all undone.
|Now you see it, now you don't|
Today I purchased un-textured yarn and larger size needles, I will do a tension check and I will stitch this pattern during the day when the kids are at school, and the sun is shining. The good news is that this pattern does knit up very quickly, and by the end if this week I should have a new cowl.