Monday, July 9, 2007

Alpine Lace Scarf - finished!

Helen's Lace in the Purple Iris colorway, knit on size 4 Addi lace needles. I added a few extra repeats of the rose leaf center; the blocked shawl is 21" by 74".

I really enjoyed this project. It's challenging at first, but not at all difficult, and keeping track of two patterns made it interesting to the end.

It was a good exercise in blocking too. I tried threading waste yarn through the long sides of the border, which helped make the edge straight. Watching the pattern open up was a thrill.

This is a birthday gift for my sister. I can't wait to give it to her!


Cabled Sheep said...

Very pretty, I'm sure your sister will love it!

Cathy said...

Thank you!