Friday, November 28, 2008
Ribbons of squooshy amethyst-colored lace...
Lace Ribbon Scarf by Veronik Avery
My handspun yarn (made from Foxhill Farm fiber), 100% Cormo Wool (413 yards / 104 g per skein), 1 skein
US 3 (3.25 mm) Knitpicks circular needles
Happy day after Thanksgiving :)
I pretty much followed the pattern for this scarf with a minor exception. I cast on and worked 19 repeats of the 24 row chart, but only had yarn enough to knit a single final row (the pattern specifies two) before binding off. These knit rows serve to stabilize the edge a bit, and it seems that the pattern should have called for two knit rows after the initial cast on as well (both for parallelism and added stability). I'm not sure why they're only called for at the end.
Other than this, I thought the pattern was lovely and worked fairly well with my handspun yarn, which had a tendency to stripe-up rather randomly. I think the pattern is simple enough that it doesn't get terribly lost in the busy-ness of the yarn, although it would also be gorgeous in a more subtly varying color palette.
I used this yarn that I spun back in April:
...from this fiber:
The Cormo produced a super squishy yarn, so the scarf (as you might imagine) feels wonderfully soft!
Here it is blocking, so you can see the whole thing at once - it's about 10 inches wide and 63 inches long:
Even though I stuck pins all over my blocking scarf, Moana still managed to traipse all over it :)
Here are some close-ups:
...and now for some cat modeling:
Have a great weekend!