Monday, February 13, 2012
FO: Miss Doolittle Scarf
Although I mentioned it in passing yesterday, I thought that this nice little scarf deserved it's very own post. I bought the Miss Doolittle pattern last year but found it didn't suit the yarn I had intended so I put the pattern aside. After signing up for Surmount the Stash 2012 I knew I had to make a plan for a handful of fingering weight yarns with no nylon content. I'm not really comfortable using those for socks. And that's when it hit me; this scarf is a perfect one-skein fingering weight project.
The yarn I used is Malabrigo sock in a colourway called Aguas - it's 100% merino. I knit the larger size of the scarf exactly as written and was left with about 10 grams of yarn. The hem flounce features a kind of diamond rib pattern. The main part of the scarf is knit in what the designer calls "snowdrop" lace ... although I think it looks more like arrowheads. After blocking the finished size is 54" x 10", exactly as specified in the pattern instructions. So pretty!
Now that it's finished the scarf is going into the gift pile; there's a birthday girl later this year who would suit this to a tee. One more thing? The Miss Doolittle pattern also includes a buttoned neckwarmer option which is just as attractive. I'm considering it for some Jojoland Melody Superwash fingering that I have. If it turns out as pretty as the pictures there's another birthday girl on my list who may like that. Not to mention the coordinating Eliza mitts!