Sunday, September 16, 2007

Argosy Scarf - FO

Here we have an actual Finished Object!

Argosy Scarf Done

I admit it, this seemed like the easiest of the UFO’s to finish, and I just needed to finish something NOW!

Argosy was a great pattern for my slightly tweedy stripey handspun. It’s funny that, as a somewhat experienced lace knitter, I kept outsmarting myself when I cast on, and took a couple of tries to get the pattern set. Once established though, this is very easy knit.

Argosy Scarf detail

I added an extra increase to make the scarf wider since my fingering weight yarn is a little lighter than the pattern’s DK or sport weight. But, I didn’t knit as many repeats as I didn’t want a six-foot scarf. I blocked it fairly strongly to open the lace.

Stratton helping at the photo shoot
I had plenty of help with the photos

Yarn: Handspun Corriedale pencil roving, from Crown Mountain Farm, color: Inspiration

Needles: US3 / 3.25mm

Pattern: Argosy Scarf from Knitty

Gauge: ~5 stitches/inch after blocking

Completed: September 15, 2007

Finished Size: 6 ½” x 64”

Stratton modeling Argosy
Autumn’s almost here