Saturday, July 18, 2009

Triangular Scarf in Leaf Pattern

Pattern: Triangular Scarf in Leaf Pattern
from "Knitted Lace of Estonia" by Nancy Bush

Yarn: Classic Elite - Silky Alpaca Lace
70% alpaca / 30% silk ; 1.5 balls
Color 2403 ; Cloud Gray

Needles: Size 4 circular
32" cable for edging

Wow! Happy Dance! This one was such a wonderful surprise. It was so hard to tell much about it as I was knitting around and around for the edging. This is the first time I've picked up stitches and added an edging this way and there were so many stitches bunched up on the cable, it was difficult to see. This edging, however, is very easy and every row is the same until the bind off. I can see using this same, simple edging around a baby blanket knit on the bias ala brooklyntweed.

The yarn is wonderful; light and soft and very natural looking in color. I'm sure others might be bored with the single motif repeated throughout, but I quite like the look.

Although the actual name of this one has it as a scarf, and many of the smaller triangles I've done have been named shawls, this one is much larger and is truly shawl sized. [53" x 42"]