Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Chevron Lace Scarf in Tempted Handspun

Cast On:
February 21 2009

March 9 2009

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Spot-Dyed Chevron Lace Scarf Pattern by JP

US 9 / 5.5 mm Knitpicks Options

Handspun by Me
145.0 yards
Fiber is Tempted Hand Painted 80% superwash merino/20% Cashmere Fiber in Roxanne - Red & Black
Purchased at The Loopy Ewe in St. Louis, Missouri

I am pretty happy with this scarf. I wore it today. *grin* Nice spring/fall weight. Not too heavy, but cozy.

I think it came out well. I am happy with my spinning. It is getting more consistent. I am also pretty thrilled that I was able to do a Navajo ply to keep the colors separate, but didn't overtwist it. So it has a nice feel to it. Soft and squishy. Definitely nice!

I picked the pattern because I wanted a pattern that should be easy yet feature the yarn really well. I found this pattern. It is an ideal fit.

The pattern allows for great customization. Yet it is only 2 row repeat (one of which is purl), so it is super simple & quick. It definitely shows off the striping of colors wonderfully.

It was a quick knit. It only took as long as it did because there were a lot of nights I didn't touch it at all while working on socks. It could have been done in a weekend easily.

Definitely happy with this piece.

1 comment:

Alpaca Granny said...

Very lovely and congrats. on the Navajo plying. I keep practicing and keep overtwisting ☺