I finished my traveling knitting, thanks so much to the kindness of Willow and MammaMia! This is another of the bamboo and tencell scarves I have fallen in love with. Teresa Ruch dyes the yarn, and my hands have fun, fun, fun playing with it, and then the finished scarves snuggle up so nicely to my throat.
I had this notion of makinag a cowl with mitered squares joined in a spiral so there was one corner loose at the start and one corner loose at the finish. AS with many offspring, it was charming in conception, but not so satisfactory in actuality. So I declared one edge the outside, and grabbed my crochet hook.(Yes, I am also conversanat with the dark arts of crochet. I ave many skills.) I worked ch3, skip 1, sc all the way around. Next row was ch4, sc in loop all the way around, and then ch5, sc in loop till the yarn was gone. It made a nice frill. It's wearable, but I just don't love it. Maybe if I add some beads. I'm easily distracted by shiny things.
Here's a closer up of that basic unit, the mitered square. Cast on 15, place a stitch marker, and cast on 15 more. *Knit to the stitch marker, slip it. Knit the next two stitches together. Knit to the end of the row. Turn.* Repeat till there is one stitch left on the needles.
Counting that stitch as 1, pick up 14 more stitches along the edge of the square. Place stitch marker, cast on 15 more stitches. Continue as for first square. Repeat till there are 12 squares. Next square, pick up 15 stitches along the side of the square, place stitch marker, pick up 15 stitches along the top of the first square. make a second row of squares picking up along the edge of the square just knitted, and the top of the square below. Cut yarn and draw end through final stitch. Sew in ends. Wear or embellish as you please.