Saturday, August 21, 2010
FO - Pink Lace Scarf
My little pink lace scarf is finally blocked and wearable! I originally began this as a small swatch to see how I liked the combination of yarn and stitches and I just kept going with it until it became a full-length scarf, sort of a swatch-gone-wild, LOL... I'm considering expanding on this theme for a different, upcoming project.
The yarn I used is a beautiful, fingering-weight Hamanaka Paume Mukuwata Crochet cotton yarn (at least, I think that's what this is as I tried to match up the symbols!). It was sent to me by Cynthia, a fellow Ravelry member from Hong Kong (Swkwok). I used a little less than 4 balls, about 375 yards or so, knit on size US #4/ 3.5 mm needles.
I love the lines of the eyelets and although the biased nature of the stitch causes the fabric to curl a bit, a modified garter rib edging and blocking took care of a lot of that.
This scarf is so lightweight and soft around the neck and I think I will wear it a lot as the weather begins to cool. I love a scarf as an accent to any outfit, even with simply plain jeans and a top.
For something that really was meant to be only a test, I'm pretty happy with my new scarf!