Sushi Scarf! Sushi Scarf! I was so excited to make this one! And I am SUPER pleased to find that it is long enough and warm enough to be a winter-time scarf — it wraps twice around my neck and still criss-crosses in front. LOVE IT!
Okay, backing up — this was another part of my Christmas scarf extravaganza. This is another Morehouse Merino knit kit (bless them), and I started this one IMMEDIATELY. I brought it with for our Christmas trip to Minnesota, and began rolling out some sushi. Luckily, this sushi didn’t need any special equipment. Inspired by Guy Fieri, Drew makes a Pork “sushi” roll that is a headache just to watch him make. (Yes, I am lucky, and hopefully I say thank you enough for all the gourmet meals that come out of our kitchen.) He has to use a bamboo mat to roll the sushi up, and sometimes it works beautifully — other times, I hear “Sailor Drew” cursing Neptune and his trident from behind the island.
These sushi rolls were a piece of cake. It was just a long strip of garter stitch with changing colors. Once it was long enough, I just rolled it up in a spiral and sewed the loose ends through it to secure it. Easy peasy AND Japanesey.
I only had two issues with this scarf. One was that once you finish the sushi rolls, it’s just garter stitch the whole way — bo-ring. That’s why it took me so long to finish it — boredom once the sushi rolls were done. (or “udon.”) The second is that the knit kit I received for it did not include enough of the “rice” white yarn — so I had to substitute. It doesn’t show, though, which is good. I wouldn’t want it to look like I switchd to brown rice sushi partway through my scarf.
So, here are the pictures — enjoy! Now I’m looking forward to cooler weather so I can wear this scarf and get some oohs and aahs. And maybe some free wasabi.