I'm so easily distracted... especially by the beautiful work of others! This time it was Rachel of Rachel's Quilts who is knitting a scarf for a Christmas present. Sound familiar?
Rachel's scarf is exactly like the one I'm doing but she has 4 rows of garter stitch every 10 stockinette rows.
Photo blatantly ripped off from Rachel's Quilts
I like the horizontal ribbing effect... adds a very nice pattern to an otherwise plain scarf. While Rachel is using a lovely variegated yarn, the solid red of the scarf I was working on seemed to cry out for some texture!
So... what do I do? Yes... I ripped out every last stitch and started over.
I do like the horizontal ribbing on the red... even though I have to count rows now and keep up with whether I'm knitting a row or purling... a challenge is good for one!
I hope to get caught up with all the yarn I ripped out last night and... since the cold bug that has caught everyone else seemingly has caught me... I'm going to be spending some time on the sofa today under the quilt seen in the above photo (which needs the rest of the binding sewn down) knitting/purling away.