Thursday, December 01, 2005

Don't get too comfy with that scarf!

This is the Jaeger 4ply Alpaca scarf I've been working on for some time. I was determined to get it finished before I meet up with some knitting chums next Saturday because I drew the yarn for this out of our "Secret Santa" bundle last Christmastime! Mind you, a year is not excessive in stash terms.

I was given 2 balls of Jaeger Alpaca in shade 393, a rich plummy shade ( I think this yarn may be discontinued, I'm not sure) and some beads which for the sake of completeness are J3001007. (J says I would get far more comments if my entries weren't so detailed!) I added an edging in Rowan Kid Silk Haze in Dewberry, left over from my Flora scarf in October.
The yardage on the Alpaca is a whopping 201 yds or 184m.

The stitch pattern is "Horseshoe lace" which I took from the stitch library in Debbie Bliss How to Knit. although it is widely available. I enjoyed knitting it although I had to put markers after each pattern repeat to keep myself right. Probably didn't need them after first few repeats as you can see the alignment of where the skpo and yo are meant to be. I've been knitting for yonks and I still need these crutches, ah well, whatever gets you through the night!

This scarf will probably be a Christmas present for a family member, but not one who reads this blog. I can hardly bear to part with it, we have become close friends and we've been through a lot together, but that makes it all the more of a gift.

Thank you Secret Santa 2004!
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Jill said...

It looks fab!

Midsummer night's knitter said...

Hi Kathleen - I think you should bring it nxt Saturday! I still haven't knitted my Secret Santa gift - I keep waiting for just the right pattern - am I being too fussy ? ps - flower photo' on blog - it's a start....

Anonymous said...

Lovely scarf - no wonder you will have a hard time parting with it.

Anonymous said...

That looks lovely- I really like berry colours.
Sonja. x