Saturday, October 20, 2007

FO: Scarf with Striped Border from Weldon’s Vol 5

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Knit as a sample for my Intro to Lace class at The Needle Lady, I'm using this as the class project per the request of the owner. This pattern from Victorian Lace Today was also issued as a leaflet to shop owners when the book came out. The first border is knit in garter-based lace, bound off, and the edge stitches picked up for the scarf body.

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The body of the scarf is a 4-stitch garter eyelet rib. As I seemed in no danger of running short of yarn, and wanted a nice long scarf, I knit an extra 10 repeats of the body. The second border uses the same chart as the first, is cast on from the last body stitch, and knit as an attached edging.

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The merino/tencel worked up quite nicely, and has a very soft, warm hand. Any unevenness in my spinning is well-hidden by the laciness of the stitch patterns.

The pattern was quite straightforward, and other than the tedium of knitting the body (OK, that could be my short attention span talking), this is a quick easy knit. The end result has a lot more impact than the simplicity of the pattern would imply.

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Closest to the true color

Details:

Pattern: Scarf with Striped Border from Weldon’s Vol 5, from Victorian Lace Today

Yarn: Handspun Merino/Tencel, 2-ply sport/DK wt, approx 400 yds, 3.5oz

Needles: KnitPicks Harmony, US6

Gauge: n/a

Started: 10/7/2007

Completed: 10/18/2007, Blocked 10/19/2007

Finished Size: 12” x 68”

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