After finishing the sampler shawl, I wanted a project that was a little smaller, but still lace. I dug through my yarn and decided to try this yarn again. This is a ball of Cherry Tree Hill's Cascade Silk in tropical storm. I has very deep blues to lighter blues with some black too. I have tried several patterns with it and wasn't very happy with any of them. This time, I looked through Victorian Lace Today and tried to find something that would look good in a variegated yarn.
This scarf was a very quick knit. The edging was the most complicated part. I didn't get to memorize it, but it wasn't too bad following the charts the whole time. The center area was very easy. It's knit in garter stitch. I did knit 11 repeats of the chart b(the center area) instead of the 6 called for in the pattern. I was using a much smaller needle than the pattern called for and I wanted a long scarf.
Here are the details:
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Cascade Silk-Tropical Storm (approx. 45 gms used)
Needles: Size 3 Knitpicks classic circulars
Unblocked size: 10" x 73"
Blocked size: 11" x 84"
Started: February 9, 2007
Completed: February 12, 2007
I'm trying to show what the drape looks like with this yarn. This was as far out as I was planning on walking today. We have freezing rain, so this picture was taken off of the side of our porch.
Now, I'm in project limbo again. What to work on next? I'm thinking about making another shawl. I want to use that pretty red lace yarn that I posted about a while ago. I also have some cashmere that I want to use. If all works out according to my plans, the cashmere will be a scarf, hat, and wrist warmers set. I have some fiddling to do with patterns, gauges, swatches, washing swatches, etc. before I can do those though.