Another lace scarf finished

Green Scarf

I finished knitting this scarf several months ago, but just blocked it last week. Since then, I’ve been looking for the pattern I used, and haven’t found it yet! I was sure it was from Vogue Knitting, but maybe it’s from Interweave. In my search I discovered that some magazines are pretty weird about their table of contents. For instance “All Tied Up” without a description is not helpful! I started this on a plane trip to Ohio in July 2005. Not wanting to run out of things to do on my 2-week trip, I took this, another scarf to start, a pair of socks in progress, and extra sock yarn and needles in case I finished everything and needed a new project… Does everybody else do this or am I just weird? Here’s a picture of the whole thing

Green Scarf

And here’s a close-up

Green Scarf

The yarn is Lorna’s Laces Helen’s Lace, wonderfully soft 50/50 wool/silk. I made this from leftovers from the shawl I made during My Fair Lady, which is a story for another day. A warning, though: the yarn isn’t colorfast. This time I soaked it in white vinegar and water before soaking it in Eucalan, and the Eucalan soak still turned green.

Scarf finished

Gray Scarf

The scarf that I ripped out last week is totally finished, hooray. This is really the first thing I’ve “designed” myself. I got the lace pattern (#232) fromThe New Knitting Stitch Library by Lesley Stanfield. I added 5 stockinette stitches, a decrease, a yarn-over, and 2 garter stitches on each end of the prefab lace design.

While I was threading the wires through the edges, the two males here forced (!) me to watch “Who Wants to be a Super Hero?” on the SciFi channel. I’m not saying I would ever watch it again, but it made me laugh. And finished, ready to wear.

Look, hardly any leftovers! It is Rowan kidsilk night: kid mohair, silk, and polyester and nylon for the shiny stuff (which is very subtle). As you can see, it’s very fine. This is gorgeous yarn, I just loved it.

And one final picture. I never saw this mistake till I was taking the picture. Oh, horrors! Well, it’s too late now, and proves that it wasn’t made in a sweat shop somewhere… oh, wait, this is Arizona…