Last month while I was browsing one of my favorite local fabric shops, Fancy Tiger Crafts, I saw a gorgeous knitted neon scarf on display. I quickly put it on and started petting it. I’m pretty sure I wore it for like 30 minutes in the store before a nice employee came over and informed me that I could have my very own neon scarf if I took their arm knitting class that weekend. So, I decided it was time to expand my crafty horizons and learn to knit since I really wanted that scarf!
I basically peer pressured my friend, Allie, into taking the class with me and I’m really glad I did because it was a lot of fun. I made the exact same neon scarf that was on display with 4 skeins of Madelinetosh yarn and Allie used 3 skeins of Wool and the Gang. I think it took me about 2.5 or 3 hours to knit, so it’s right in line with my type of instant gratification craft projects!
Anne Weil of Flax and Twine taught the class from her book Knitting Without Needles. She made a scarf during the class as well and, man oh man, she’s so good (and super fast!). This was my first foray into knitting and I’m calling it success! Although I question my ability to arm knit without Anne there to remind me what I’m doing, I’m excited to work on some other projects from her book like these incredibly adorable baby booties.
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Photos: Laura Murray Photography