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!

5 comments:

Dee said...

Simply beautiful. You are really bustin' through the stash.

Liz said...

It's beautiful - I keep eyeing up the pattern but haven't had the right yarn/person/reason to make it. Maybe soon...

geeky Heather said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on the finish!

Dorothy said...

Just popping in to let you know I have passed on to you the Versatile Blogger award. Enjoy the rest of your week. xox

Andria said...

Wow, this scarf is really beautiful. You should be proud of this project, it is just stunning!