Oh my gosh. I didn’t know I could fall so hard, so fast.
I love this scarf so much. I cast on while the boys were playing after breakfast and I made it through 20 rows before calling it a night.
I love these yarns so much. Each row is so delicious to knit I can practically taste it in my mouth. I love seeing the colors line up, and seeing the mix of garter, stockinette and reverse stockinette.
I will confess that this is going to be called my “Organized Chaos” Vegas scarf for a reason. I wanted to stay true to my original plan, and my original rolls of the die, and flips of the coin. Luckily I’d prerolled 63 rows for the original scarf, and I decided to use them all, exactly as is. I only did one teensy bit of pre-planning. Two of the yarns (Bonsai and Tiara) had pretty short yardages, under 100y each. I wanted to make sure I wouldn’t run short, so I quickly tallied up how many rows of each color I had prerolled, and assigned the rarest number to the Bonsai, which had the shortest yardage, and the 2nd least common number to the Tiara. The rest were nearly the same, so I plugged them in randomly.
I did find it interesting to note that although the rolls didn’t seem “random” in the sense that threw people off on FB and in Rav (some numbers occurring repeatedly, or too close together), in my case it turned out that my non-appearing random numbers actually had a pretty even split of the rolls.
Wait, did that come out clear? Let me rephrase- some people rolled the same number in succession, and chose to re-roll the “non random” number, or swap it for something else. While the rolls really were random, it was bugging some people that they weren’t turning out “even”. So what I found entertaining was that even though in some sections of the 63 rows the same colors kept coming up, so that area didn’t feel “even”, overall I got a pretty good split. See:
Yarn 1: Polaris (gray with sequins)- 11 rows
Yarn 2: Bonsai (green tape)- 8 rows
Yarn 3: Marble (jewel tones)- 13 rows
Yarn 4: Campus (darker green/purple)- 12 rows
Yarn 5: Tiara (mauve with sparkle)- 9 rows
Yarn 6: Party Angel (fuchsia with sparkle)- 10 rows
Which means that yes, out of 63 rows (of which I counted row 1 as my cast on and row 63 as my bind off) I had each of the 6 yarns coming out with 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 repeats.
That’s pretty cool to me!