Monday, January 22, 2007

"Scarf" is finished



I wanted to share my finished scarf (Scarf, p. 80). It still wants blocking, but that will have to wait until the Spring, when the weather is nice. I don't have a large enough space inside my house . I used Rowan Summer Tweed yarn, which is a bit thicker than the pattern called for, so I did fewer row repeats on the borders (only three) and fewer stitch repeats on the main body of the scarf, and worked the scarf on size 11 needles. The scarf still ended up really long - about 10 feet, but I think some of that length will be taken up when I block it. The close-up shows the tweedy-ness of the yarn. This is the first time that I ever knitted-on a border and it was much easier than I expected. I am definitely going to be making other items from this book .


4 comments:

Anni said...

That's lovely. And I love the snow. Wish we'd getsome decent snow here in England. Went home to NORway for Christmas and didn't even have snow then. Back to the Lace. I've never tried a knitted on border and I'm a bit worried about it. But I keep looking through the book at projects I'd love to try. Currently doing Alpine scarf.

Lori said...

Ten feet? Good lord! In my experience with blocking, everything gets longer, not shorter. Good luck!

Jennifer said...

I know that things usually grow some with blocking, and after thinking about it, it may be more like 9 feet. My hope is that when I stretch out the main portion of the scarf, to open up the lace, some of the length will be taken up. But it is wearable as is.

Theresa said...

Beautiful scarf and your photography is nice too!