Saturday, July 05, 2008

Finally, A Finished Object

But it's not what you expected! I started the "Prismatic" Scarf with my DC souvenir yarn, yummy Manos 70% wool, 30% silk juicy colorful goodness. But the pattern seriously ate the yarn up! I would've needed another skein to get a scarf the length I like to wear, and since I only had 2 skeins...I researched a few lace patterns on Ravelry. In the end, I decided on Falling Waters, an easily memorized lace that broke up some of the color pools quite well! I ended up using about 1 and 3/4 skeins and the scarf blocked out to 7" x 76". Soft but with the great drape and sheen of the silk!

Here's a close-up view of the pattern.....

The February Lady Sweater had to be ripped back about 8 rows. I decided I just didn't like the YO increases at all, so am back now to the last row before the first set of increases and will do a standard M1 (KFB) for the garter section. Otherwise, all's happy in knitland.

Knit on!


Minnie~Knits said...

OMG that is gorgeous. It's so nicely blocked, too! Awesome color.

I'm now going to try and steal everyone's future comments on your scarf:

It is so beautiful!
Nice job!
Amazing work!
Absolutely GORGEOUS!
Positively splendid!
I have to go add that to my ravelry queue!
Now I want to make one!
Simply perfect!

Ha ha people accept my challenge, just try and leave a comment without being a copycat! :-)

hey Lisa it's another Saturday night on Ravelry, where are you buddy!?! LOL

smariek said...

Well geez Minnie, you've said everything I wanted to say, lol. So I'll just say that this is a quintessential example of synergism between pattern and yarn.

I want to do the February Lady Sweater or something similar that is open in front. But I'm not sure I'm ready to tackle sleeves.

Holly Jo said...

Superb knitting! :) The yarn really is ideal for the pattern.

Grace Yaskovic said...

everything about that scarf is perfect, its eyecatching, the colors are sublime, and I have never worked that pattern, its just beautiful Lisa