Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Falling in Love Lace Scarf

Thank you for your kind comments about the shopping bag and the lacy gloves.
My next FO is the Falling in Love Lace Scarf by Evelyn Clark at Fibertrends. I bought the pattern from Get Knitted
and thoroughly enjoyed making it. Although I occasionally hand to tink back a few stitches and the odd row, it was a lot easier to keep control of 41 stitches than the usual 250+ or 300 you usually have to tame when doing this designer's shawls. (Trust me on this one, I'm approaching the edging on a largish Flower Basket Shawl.)
The yarn is Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift in colour Cherry. Not all of the pictures show it, but Cherry is a good name, it's a nice rich pink and I was left with about one metre of the third ball after the picot edgings, so I was pleased my arithmetic worked out.
Bought the yarn in the Wool & Needlecraft Centre in Argyll Square, Oban, after checking in for the Mull ferry crossing.

Felt a bit funny doing a garter stitch-based lace, and I kept wondering why she'd gone for that, but the design pops out nicely plus it lies good and flat, it could be that.
You do a provisional cast-on at the centre then knit side one and go back and do the second side identically so that the hearts are falling downwards on each side.
This has been the nicest week of weather of the summer so far- must knit pure wool Shetland scarves more often. :-)

7 comments:

Sandra said...

This one is a keeper, right? Love the combination of garter stitches and lace - really understant the pleasure of knitting this scarf!

Anonymous said...

Oh, that's lovely, the pattern is nice and clear. Is it warm? Sonja.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, what a lovely scarf! How long did it take you?
All the best, Roddy. x

hege said...

That's beautiful!

Linda said...

I stashed that pattern a year ago and forgot it. I'm off to haul it out, right now. How shameful to have so many patterns that you forget them!

alltangledup said...

it lovely and i'm sure that she probably used garter to prevent rolling. that said though, Evelyn clark tends to use garter quite a bit in her lacework. I personally prefer the stocking stitch laces, but the garter lace is probably more traditional...and faster to knit

Flavaknits said...

Ooohh, thats a lovely pattern, and the shade of yarn is gorgeous too. Jamiesons do some gorgeous shades.