15 July 2008

Perfect Fifth

Ene's Scarf (my fifth project from Scarf Style) is blocked...

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...and ready to wear.

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Pattern: Ene's Scarf by Nancy Bush from Scarf Style
Size: 53" across top, 26.75" from top edge to bottom point, blocked
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Lace in Purple Mystery (30), less than 2 skeins
Needles: 3.25 mm (US 3) Addi Natura

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I did a cable cast on with a single strand, rather than a knit cast on with two strands as given in the instructions. As I was knitting my shawl, I was afraid my cast on was slightly too tight, but post-blocking I'm pleased with the result. Nice, gentle points along the edge.

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I really love this yarn - it's so soft and comes in gorgeous colors. However, because it is handpainted and one skein seemed bit more blue than the other, I decided to alternate the skeins every two rows. A little cumbersome, but I think the result is worth it. Unfortunately, my pictures don't quite capture the true richness and subtle variegations of color.

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Can't wait for some cooler weather so I can wear this!

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4 Comments:

Blogger Meghan said...

That is gorgeous!

July 15, 2008 9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, it's amazing!
-Aurora

July 16, 2008 5:30 PM  
Blogger Esoteric Knitter said...

looks great!

July 18, 2008 6:41 AM  
Anonymous Maia said...

Gorgeous! That color is awesome for lace.

Congratulations on the new Golding! I plan on getting one from them at SOAR.

September 08, 2008 11:07 PM  

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