Swarf City, Here We Come: Pregame Edition

By Kay Gardiner
January 13, 2022

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  • A joker, a smoker, a midnight toker…

    • And I get my lovin on the run

    • Not to mention a picker/grinner/lover/sinner.

  • Swoof! I love it!! Swarf is looking beautiful in those blues.

    • For Marl Table for Searf what do you mean by 16(32,32) and 16(16,32)?

      • There are three sizes of the Swarf, which vary in length only. The numbers in parentheses are for the second and third sizes.

  • Knitting Roomba! Kate, we love you, you’re a brilliant writer! How the hunt for needles has vexed us all.

    I can’t wait to see Olive’s wee swoof.

  • Those blues are so moody and beautiful – perfect for the hibernation state that is Jan and Feb. Swoof! I may make one for my cat – a switty? The name for it needs further work.

    • maybe a Sweow?

    • Or a Swurr. For keeping a cat’s purr box warm….

  • Love, love, love the colors!!!

  • Love the colors. Love the texture.

    Love this pattern for the combined effect of color and texture. This would be interesting even in just a solid color. So would several of the other patterns in the field guide. The scarf has a lovely texture. The blanket could have an interesting minimalist look.

    • I love, love, love the colors! I don’t NEED a swarf, I WANT to make a swarf!

  • Seeing the BLUE did me in ❤️

  • Heart breakeeeeeeer!

  • Hi Kay! Do you have a photo of a Swarf knit with the light color way? I’d love to see it!

    • Yes! I believe Elizabeth posted it in the marlalong thread in the MDK lounge. We liked it so much we nicked her colorway!

  • But were you runnin’ down the road tryin’ to loosen your load with 7 marls on your mind?

    • Always, when not standing on a corner in Winslow Arizona.

      • Fun fact: on a family cross country vacation, we drove past the exit for Winslow and my husband looked at me and asked, “Should we go stand on a corner?” It was like catching a glimpse of Santa’s boot as he exits up the chimney, or the Easter Bunny’s cotton tail as he hops to the neighbor’s — it really DOES exist!

  • Swarf dreams are made of this. Who am I to disagree? I’ve traveled the world and the seven seas. Everybody’s looking for circulars….

  • I’m just so envious of anyone that has so many hours in a day to knit!

  • Dang, please find a reason to use a Jimmy Dale Gilmore lyric. “You’re just the wave, not the water” would be a good start. Meanwhile, marl marl marl my boat….

  • Ummm Kay, how did you not name it SwArf???

  • Please post your swoof for all us furmoms!!

  • Just popping by from Team Dickie, where we don’t mess with newfangled renames however we greatly admire deployment of song lyrics. And also love this knit! xoxox

  • How convenient that my copy of Field Guide 19 arrived yesterday! I am so IN for this KAL, it almost hurts — especially because I won’t be able to cast on during the Zoom, but I intend to attend!
    Question: in the Finishing section of Swarf, the last sentence — huh?? I think there may be a word or at least some letters missing.

  • So the back is made up of 2X2 ribbing entirely?