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.
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.