Thursday, April 25, 2013
FO: Sarcelle Scarf
Pattern: Sarcelle, finished size: 60" x 14"
Yarn: Schoppel-Wolle Lace Ball
Needles: size 2 (2.75 mm)
Modifications: Shortened even section by two repeats to squeak through with one ball.
Comments: Love, LOVE, love the pattern - so pretty and so easy! It's really well written, with increase and decrease sections entirely explained and stitch counts provided for easy double-checking. I think it'd be incredibly pretty in fingering weight too. What attracted me primarily to the pattern is that it's knit on the bias; I wanted to see the colour transitions of this yarn on the diagonal rather than in stripes.
The point of this project was to knit this particular ball of lace yarn in my stash - after binding off the last stitch I have less than a gram left. Why yes, I did play chicken with the yarn all the way to the end, thank you for asking. The finished project is striking but I'm hoping to never knit this kind of yarn again. Why? Knots, breaks, endless sections of thick and thin ... it really was one of the most frustrating balls of yarn I've ever encountered. And it's not particularly soft either, although it's improved after a Eucalan bath.
All's well that ends well though. Linda loves her new scarf, and I like it better than I thought I would. And fortunately Linda's petiteness means that the shortened version is still ample for her.