Updated: Aug 8, 2020
It was a challenge to myself yesterday to make an entire knit project in one day. Well... I almost got it done. But then, you know, my motto is balance. And since the reason I didn't finish it in one day was because I also spent an hour and a half deep cleaning my kitchen floor, I think it was a day well spent.
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So, I used the Workday Scarf pattern by Sue Flanders which can be found on Ravelry. And I used two different shades of Malabrigo Rios yarn which is a worsted weight rather than the fingering weight suggested by the pattern. I bought the yarn at some point this summer and can't remember which colors they were.
I looked at the Malabrigo website, and it would absolutely daunting how many colors they have in just that weight. I would never be able to figure it out. But I do know that I worked the pattern until it had 49 stitches, unlike the 56 recommended on the pattern, and I used a size 9 circular needle from the KnitPicks Nickel Interchangeable Set.
I think the nickel was a better choice than some of the nice wooden Knitter's Pride needles that I have because the yarn was fairly non-slippery and it would have been a bigger pain to slide off of needles with more grip, like the wooden ones.
In total, it took me about seven hours to finish! I know that it would have taken quite a bit longer if I'd used the recommended yarn weight and needle size and had I done all the repeats.
I love the beautifully simply stitch repeat that allowed me to fly through it without a lot of concentration. Even the pattern designer states that it's the perfect project for knitting while watching TV, and she is so right!
I love the size and the squish and the colors!
My husband's opinion is that it looks "ruffly." The easiest ruffle I've ever done then.
What's your favorite one-day project? Let me know in the comments!