TGV Scarf – Ribbing Started

I finally finished the garter section of the TGV shawl, finished the increase row, and started the ribbing section.  I worked 8″ of garter stitch which was actually the halfway point of the yarn I am using.  That was just a fluke because I had planned on working 8″ of garter stitch anyway.

Now for the increase row.  I had to redo it after I thought I was done with the increase round.  It turned out that I had significant sections where I did not do any increases.  So frogging (ripping out:  rip it, rip it) the increase round was a must.

Okay, so when I finished redoing the increase row, there were 564 stitches that will become ribbing.  ACK!  If you think it sounds like a lot, it is. At this point, working the K2P2 ribbing section will be much slower going.

Sc-01 increase row

Sc-01 TGV scarf increase row. The rectangle highlights a portion of the Knit in the front & back of each stitch increase that used. 3-26-17.

One of the nice things about using the specified increase results in an increase round that is almost invisible.  It also looks the same on each side.  If you look at the area highlighted by the purple rectangle, you will see that the increases are almost invisible.

I worked the first five rows of K2P2 rib, increasing one stitch per row.  By the time I finished the fifth row, I was done for the night.  The orange marker shows where I finished for the day.

Sc-01 TGV scarf. 3-26-17.

Sc-01 TGV scarf. 3-26-17.

I have finished of total of nine rows of K2P2 ribbing so far.  I figure I will complete a total of about 24 rows of K2P2 ribbing when I am ready to bind off.  That’s an estimation based on the three other TGV scarves I have already finished using the same weight yarn.

I just enjoy working on this scarf, especially in sock yarn.  You get a lot of knitting for one 100g ball of yarn.  It’s also very easy and is very good as a travelling knitting project.  I recommend it to anyone who wants an easy to work, almost mindless knitting that results in a stunning scarf.

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The TGV Scarf Continues

I am still working on the TGV scarf but have not had time the last few days to update my progress.  I hate it when real life gets in the way of my knitting.  Progress has been moving along, although as I get more rows finished, it takes longer to finish a row.

7.5" of Sc-01 scarf completed.

7.5″ of Sc-01 TGV scarf completed as of 3-23-17

Anyway, I had finally worked 7.5″ worth of garter stitch when I noticed I had dropped a stitch a number of rows back.

Looking at where the dropped stitch was and how many rows I would have to work through to fix it, I had two choices for fixing the dropped stitch.  I could rip back to the dropped stitch, pick it up and then reknit the rows.  Alternatively, I could just work the stitch up the finished rows.  I decided on the latter option.

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Sc-01 scarf.  Green plastic marker holds the woe-begone dropped stitch.  3-23-17

One word of warning…. Do not try to fix your knitting when you are tired and really should be going to sleep.  I started working the stitch back in, using my trusty crochet hook, then realized I was too tired to continue.  I had made a few bizarre mistakes.  I ended up taking out the fix and redoing it the next day.

 

I finally fixed the woe-begone stitch.  Once the scarf is blocked, any indication that the stitch was picked up and fixed, or even where it was.

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Sc-01 scarf.  Dropped stitch fixed.  The ellipse shows where the stitch was.

 

I have only 6 rows to go before I increase for the ribbed portion.

Thanks for stopping by.

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The TGV Scarf

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.

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Wisdom Yarns Poems Sock, Color #968/ Narnia.

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.

Sc-01, TVG scarf, as of 3-20-17.

Sc-01, TGV scarf, as of 3-20-17.

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.

Sc-01, TGV scarf, as of 3-21-17.

Sc-01, TGV scarf, as of 3-21-17.

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.

This is another cold sheep project.  Thanks for stopping by.

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