Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lacy Ribbons

Pattern: Lace Ribbon Scarf by Veronik Avery, spring 2008 Knitty
Yarn: J. Knits Superwash Me Sock (75% superwash wool, 25% nylon), colorway Mississippi, one skein
Needles: US 3 (3.25 mm) Knit Picks circs
Started/Completed: October 15/October 25
Dimensions: approximately 6 1/2" by 90"
Mods: cast on 44 stitches rather than 53
Recipient: my mother

I'm thrilled with how this turned out. The lace repeat was easy to memorize after two or three repeats, and after that, the rest of the scarf prettty much flew off the needles.

I reduced the stitch count in part because I was only using one skein of yarn, but also because this scarf struck me as more of an accessory than an article for warmth. I ended up with only a few yards leftover but a nice length. I did not block very aggressively, however, only just enough to open up the lace and straighten the edges a bit.


I'm really quite enamored of this pattern now and think I may eventually need to knit one for myself. I think it might look very nice in my merino/alpaca handspun.

I have a few more small things to knit, but now the majority of my holiday knitting is complete!

7 comments:

marirob said...

It is so beautiful! What a wonderful gift! And I am so envious that you have your holiday knitting done - great job!

Carrie K said...

It's really pretty. It looks like variegated yarn would knit up beautifully in this pattern too.

weezalana said...

Very pretty! And whoo hoo on almost being done with the holiday knitting!

Virtuous said...

Lovely!!

Walden said...

Very nice,I agree with the other comment, a non-solid would probably work quite well with this pattern too.

Kenny said...

Once again, you know what I'm going to say. SLOW DOWN AND LET THE REST OF US CATCH UP!

But as always, beautiful work. Just beautiful!!!!!

bockstark.knits said...

gorgeous scarf - that color is to die for!!!