Thursday, July 9, 2009

And Four Weeks Later ...

... my scarf is FINALLY finished! It may seem ridiculous that it would take that long to knit a scarf, but hey life gets busy. So, here's the skinny:

I am so glad that I washed the finished scarf before blocking it. As you can see, there was a lot of dye that ended up in the water.

Pattern: Hourglass Eyelet Scarf, by Chrissy Gardiner, from Holiday 2008 Interweave Knits

Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy in Aquamarine

Time Elapsed: Four weeks

Notes: The scarf measures 70" long by about 6" wide. Knit with a thin yarn, it has a lacy texture that maintains its shape well. The pattern calls for size 7 needles, but I used size 4 needles to achieve the lace pattern. Once I figured out how the eyelet cables are created, it wasn't difficult to knit them and I enjoyed the repetitive pattern.

70" makes for a very long scarf! I wrapped it and looped it many times.

The pattern is so pretty, now I know why it's called the "Hourglass Eyelet Scarf".

My reaction when realizing it took four weeks to knit this relatively uncomplicated scarf.

You can bet that I have already started planning my next project. It is a bit daring, it will take a heck of a lot longer that four weeks, and I can't wait to get started on it. I'll reveal more soon ...

1 comment:

Journeying Five said...

it looks great on you! all your knits do!