So my biggest knitting project this year is making a scarf long enough to wrap around the whole building. I haven’t measured, but I’m guesstimating that’s about
500 600 feet or so, which means an average of 16.5 (gulp) 20 inches a day.
It will be continuously handknit in one piece (no seaming), but other people can help, as long as they’re knitting on it directly. I used a provisional cast-on in hopes of getting a little double-ended relay knitting going during Yarn School to up my averages.
So far, I’ve knit about 14.5 feet. I’ve actually knit about 3 more feet than that, but I frogged it early on, because I decided I wanted to alternate between two strands (2 rows of of each color at a time) instead of making consecutive solid blocks to make the color & gauge transitions softer. I decided not to worry about variations in width caused by gauge variations. I’m trying to keep at a chunky gauge, but the work pulls in and spreads out as the yarn changes. In the first week, I increased and decreased to adjust, but it became a little ridiculous, so I abandoned that plan when I frogged and started over. The fibers so far have been mostly wool, and all ends are spliced (spit for wool, Russian for other fibers), so when it’s done, it will be done.
I’m going to photograph the progress every couple weeks. Here’s what I’ve got so far.