Sunday, January 26, 2014

I May Be Crazy, But....

I've decided to make a Denver Broncos scarf and I'm hoping to have it finished before the Super Bowl game in one week.  At the very least, I'd like to have it finished before the game ends.  We'll see how that goes.

Originally I was going to use my Broncos logo in the scarf, but the graph is 59 stitches in width, and with the yarn I have, it would make a scarf that's approximately 12 inches wide - too wide for my liking.  I'll save that idea for another time, and thinner yarn.

Instead, I've decided to make a striped scarf in the Broncos colors.  For the stripe pattern I went to a Random Stripe Generator, found here, and chose the two colors, blue and orange.  I tried options with 3 colors but there was too much white in the result.  I entered that I wanted 400 rows, which are probably more than I'll need, but I'll decide on the length once I'm knitting.  Why not try out the Generator for yourself.  It's fun to see what you come up with!

I chose a pattern that I liked (refreshing the page gives you different sequences), saved it and then put it into Photoshop.  In Photoshop I added in a total of 20 white rounds, none of them too wide.
I'm stalled in this project already.  I have the orange and white yarn and will go and get the blue on Monday, so I've only been able to knit one stripe. The yarn feels very good, nice and soft.  It's Sandnesgarn Alpakka, 100% alpaca in a DK weight.

The pattern I've decided on is a tube, knit in the round on double-pointed needles on 69 stitches.  I'm thinking that I'll add a 3-color fringe on the ends, but I don't have to decide on that yet. I've got almost a week!

I've been exploring techniques for avoiding the jog when you change colors.  I've found some ideas that I'll try out and if one works well, I'll blog about it later.

Do you think this scarf might bring them luck?  I'd make a Colorado Avalanche scarf, too, if it would get them into the Stanley Cup playoffs!   GO BRONCOS!


Barb B said...

GO BRONCOS! Love the scarf and my Broncos.

Dayana Knits said...

Ooh, random stripe generator, didn't know about that!