|One side of the scarf with my name and year of knitting it.|
In this case, if I continued the butterfly pattern would have been upside down on half the scarf.
I could of course knit two parts and sew them together. That would not look good either - and sewing is not an option on a scarf to me.
|Name of my scarf on the other side.|
As I am a big fan of the old tradition where knitters marked their work with their name and year of knitting I simply did just that.
Yes, the transition is visible but I like this better than a distorted pattern. And in about 100 years someone will find the scarf and post it on Facebook in order to find the history about it. Yeah, right... LOL.
Anyway, I happen to like this. I simply made the letters in excel and knitted them into the garment. Now I knit the pattern upside down on the rest of the scarf.
The butterfly pattern is from 1947 and the book Sata Kansanomaista Kuviokudinmalia by Eva Haavisto. It is a finish book. Knitting charts are thankfully international. I love it when old patterns comes to life again. Even if it can get a bit tricky.
The trick in life is learning how to deal with it
The Stitch Story
Yarn: Kauni effektgarn, Rauma finull
Pattern: N:o 95, Kotka
My Ravelry Project: Butterfly
|Pattern is now knitted upside down on the rest of the scarf.|