My Marlogram Scarf is done.
This knit was not without its dramatic moments. For at least the first quarter of the way, I was resenting that 10-stitch repeat. Why wasn’t the Marlogram as easy-peasy as its big sister, the Parallelogram Scarf (Ravelry link), with its cruise-control k2, p2 repeat?
As soon as I stopped asking this question, I stopped having trouble. My advice: embrace the 10-stitch repeat. Love it, and it will love you back.
Here’s my Marlogram in all its lovely post-blocking splendour.
I’m using the British spelling because splendour is more splendid than splendor.
I used 2 skeins of the same beloved colorway of Freia Ombré Merino Lace: Squid Ink. A couple of people teased me that I was not actually marling, because there was so little contrast between the two strands for most of the way.
I beg to differ! See the places where there is a mist of purple over the blue? That’s where the colors were mixing and mingling, and I love the hazy effect.
But the teasing must’ve stung a teensy bit, because look at the two colors I picked for my Marlogram the Second:
Coho and Melon. Melon is the neon one. I have a feeling I’m going to be visibly marling the whole way on this one.
it’s getting marly in here. that’s the first strip of my color explosion throw.
Why did I cast on a second Marlogram before I’ve even started my Spectra Sweater or my Marl Stripe Hats (intended for holiday gifts, yikes!)?
Because it’s that good. When I bound off my first Marlogram I wanted to ride the same ride again.
Especially now that I’ve mastered that counting-to-10 thing.
P.S. Question: How do we think the Marlogram would translate to the heavier weight of merino in Freia’s Shawl Balls, Yarn Bombs, and Minikins? It would be squishtastic, no? I’m mightily tempted to try it out.