Sunday, August 26, 2012

Finished Knit: Luscious Lace Scarf


This was supposed to be finished August 12, so I'm two weeks late as far as Olympics Knitting goes, but it's very, very pretty, so who cares?


The picture on the pattern shows a straight edge, but mine really wanted to ripple, so that's how I blocked it. And while I hate blocking and actually thought, I would pay somebody to do this, it wasn't really all that hard in the end and I'm just a lazy complainer.

The yarn is Aurora by Jill Draper Makes Stuff, a wool/silk blend. It was a peer-pressure purchase at the Squam Art Fair in June, and it's gorgeous. The two photos taken against the chair, indoors, show the color better than the one outside.

In fact, it's a little too gorgeous for me, all knit up. I don't know where or when I'd wear it, and how I'd manage not to snag it on something.

A few more details: I knit 19 repeats, and it's about 60 inches long. I used US size 5 needles and as much of the skein of yarn as I could. I have a wee itty bit left, and I meant to take a photo of how little, but I forgot. This is very simple lace, a 24-row repeat which is really two 12-row repeats, offset from each other, which accounts for the zig-zagginess. By the end of it I was comfortable knitting with spiderweb thin yarn, and I might even knit with more lace weight, at some point. You get a lot of mileage out of such thin yarn, if that's your goal. I began this while watching the Opening Ceremonies on July 27 (5 hours later than the rest of the world watched them, of course) and completed it on August 24, but there was a break there in the middle where I didn't work on it daily. Stuff happens. The knitting, lucky for us, waits patiently.

9 comments:

Jill said...

yours is really much prettier than the original pattern photo. I would even consider knitting this pattern, based on this outcome. nice.

Shell said...

Amy ,this is lovely. Maybe save it for the next date night with your hubbie :)

roseredshoes said...

Yay you! That's great progress, to knit all that in a month, in laceweight yarn no less! It looks lovely.

Jen said...

It's gorgeous!! You are a laceweight yarn knitting machine to have knit this in just under a month! :-)

Olivia said...

It's gorgeous! You ARE going to wear it, aren't you? Enjoy it! (when it's cold enough).

Donna Lee said...

I'd wear it under a coat in the winter. It's gorgeous and you deserve some pretty in your life. Contrary to popular belief, Moms are allowed to treat themselves too.

Carolyn said...

Oh Amy, it's lovely. You definitely need to use it to keep you warm this winter...I think it's going to be a cold one! And if you don't want to use, I'm sure I could find a use for it! ;o)

Karen Isaacson said...

really beautiful! and no such thing as too gorgeous for you. you could leave it in a drawer where it will never get snagged and just take up space, or your can swath yourself in something soft and luxurious because life is better with pretty things. even if they get snagged once in a while.

Helen said...

it's lovely! Wear it tucked inside a coat and it won't snag on anything but you'll be able to see it peaking out at the top. Or something.