Friday, March 8, 2013

FO Friday: Lace Ribbon Scarf


PatternLace Ribbon Scarf

Yarn: 2 skeins Hand Maiden Sea Silk (70% Silk 30% Seacell)

Needles: size 3.25 mm

Finished size: 14" wide x 80" long after blocking

Modifications: I made the scarf wider, casting on 80 sts rather 53 sts as written. And as suggested by several other Ravellers in their notes, I omitted the final two knit rows and bound off immediately after completing row 24 of the lace pattern.

Comments: I can't say enough good things about this pattern. It's easy to memorize. It's easy to pick up and see exactly where you left off. Perfect for travel knitting or even at work knitting where you're likely to be interrupted.

And it's really striking when finished. The lace columns sway back and forth to create a beautifully airy pattern with lots of movement. Absolutely stunning after blocking! As soon as the work hit the soak water the lace flattened out and opened up. Now that it's dry the silk has beautiful drape. I think this might be the best thing I've ever knit - certainly it's one of the best combinations of yarn and pattern.

My coworker is off today, but she'll be at work on Monday to see her finished scarf. It's not a surprise - she actually tried it on last week Monday - but she might not realize the effect blocking would have. I can't wait to see her model it. I know that the colour is perfect for her, I just hope the style suits her as well. Mostly I hope she's as happy with it as I am.

 It's finished object Friday over at Tami's Amis ... go on and have a look through the links to see all the hard work from all those talented people!



11 comments:

Chrisknits said...

I can't believe how much that lace opened up. Stunning! You are a saint to take on such a large project for a co-worker!

Alittlebitsheepish said...

It is absolutely beautiful

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That's it! I need more sea silk!
I can see the gorgeous drape from here! It's just beautiful!

Karen said...

The scarf is gorgeous! Blocking makes lace just shine. Your friend is going to love it!

Michelle said...

The silk you used really shines! I bet it's even more lustrous in person. Beautiful project.

Vivian said...

What a beautiful scarf! The sea silk really shines, such a gorgeous yarn!

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

So beautiful! What a delightful gift - I think she will be surprised if she isn't a knitter about the effects of blocking.

Evelyn said...

Gorgeous! Such a simple but intricate and beautiful design. What a lucky friend you have!

Alicia Landi said...

How generous of you to give that scarf away! I think there will definitely be one in my future. I adore it.

Samantha said...

Gorgeous!!

katie metzroth said...

Not sure how I missed this FO, but it is LOVELY!