February 13, 2007

Inbetween projects limbo

21207aAfter 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.

21207b 21207c

21307aHere 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

21307cI'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.


Brenda said...

Very beautiful!

I am looking forward to seeing what you knit with your Chinese red lace weight yarn!

sonja poor said...

I love your scarf. It looks great. Thanks for showing it and, especially, for showing the yarn, too. I'm not in the VLT KAL, but have the book and am really enjoying seeing all the many projects.

Annie said...

Wow~~another great work.This one looks totally different from the previous one.But both are unique and gorgeous!!

Karen said...

Beautiful scarf! It's looking great in the variegated yarn, unlike some others I've seen - good job!

Margene said...

Oh my you did knit that quickly. It's so beautiful in the colorway you chose.

Stephanie (aka qdgirl) said...

Lovely scarf! I'm just surfing the blogosphere looking for ideas for my ball of CTH Tropical Storm. I'm also amazed how fast you knit lace.

Nice work!

Anonymous said...

That is so beautiful! I love the deep rich color, too. You did an awesome job and the photography is always good!