The TGV (Tricot Grande Vitesse – high speed knitting) scarf, designed by Susan Ashcroft, is one of my favorite scarves to make, especially with self-striping yarn that has long spans of each color. I have made three of them. Although it looks like it might be complicated, it is very easy and quick to knit. Basically, the first half is garter stitch and the last half is just K2P2 rib. It is also a great way to use up sock yarn which is way too pretty to use for socks that will be hidden in your shoes. Another thing, if you don’t want to use skinny yarn, you can use heavier yarn. According to the pattern instructions, you can use up to bulky yarn with this pattern.
I am using Wisdom Yarns Poems Sock yarn. It is a superwash wool/nylon (75/25%) blend. The colorway I used this time is #968, Narnia; 100 g/3.5 oz; 420 m/459 yds. I bought the yarn in December 2016 at The Glitter Ninja, in Kirkwood, NY.
I have four more skeins of this yarn in other colorways. I have plans for them, that’s for sure.
I started the scarf late Monday night. All I wanted to do was get it started.
I am using Clover bamboo circular needles, 48″, size US 6/4.0 mm. If you can’t find these needles locally, you can order them directly from Clover, which is where I bought mine.
You may be wondering what those green stitch markers are for. I use them for two reasons. 1) I put them on the “right side” or in this case, the odd-numbered row side; and 2) to see my progress. At the start of each day I work on the scarf, I place a marker on the last row worked. Then, by the end of the day, I can see how far I’ve gotten. As the scarf gets longer and wider, this helps me realize how much I have knitted on it.
I worked on the scarf again last night. This scarf is great to work on while watching television or a movie. I guess I’ve made a bit of progress.
Unlike other colorways of Poems Sock, this colorway has more subtle color changes than some other colorways, but they still are noticeable. I like how it is working out.
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