Sunday, July 13, 2008

Plum Lace Ribbon

Latest FO: Plum Lace Ribbon
Lace Ribbon Scarf by Veronik Avery
Yarn: 4 Skeins Garnstudio Muskat (100% Cotton) purchased at Stitches West 2008
Needles: 4.5mm Bamboo straights

I loved this pattern. Simple, easy to memorize, and totally beautiful. The Garnstudio yarn has a tendency to split, but the sheen and stitch definition certainly more than make up for it. The first two pictures most accurately captures the deep plum color of this yarn.

I love the way the 2YOs turn into a ladder like twist, another simple trick that ends up being a lovely detail.

I steam blocked this scarf twice, but when I wear it, it still curls under. A light steam has been able to fix this between wears.

The verdict: the perfect summer scarf for San Francisco (it seems to be scarf weather year round here.)

Parting Pooch shot:

Driving home today from the South Bay after a bridal shower, I saw the most amazing pooch. Head out the window, ears flapping in the ocean breeze, this dog was sporting some sweet goggles as he and his human cruised down the Great Highway. Can't be too careful about those puppy eyes, I suppose.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Beautiful scarf! I tried the same pattern but had difficulty. You have inspired me to try it again.