Pattern: Gothic Leaf Scarf by Sivia Harding
Yarn: Claudia Hand Painted Yarns fingering weight in Navy Olive - 1.5 skeins
Needles: US 4 Bryspun circs
Size: 6" x 60"
Rating: Yippee! A FO!
Hot off the blocking board! My first Gothic Leaf is finished. Cheshire Catlike, the pattern proved elusive as I was photographing it. (I had all sorts of arty photo op ideas, but finally resorted to ye olde knitting on the pillowcase trick for the closeup.)
Gothic Leaf is one of those easy to intermediate patterns that either helps a newbie lace knitter get the hang of what they're doing or provides a simple knit to the more advanced. The directions are straight forward, the chart a 20-row (WS purl rows included) repeat, the pattern easily adaptable for making either a scarf or a shawl. For this scarf I cast on 39 st, with a 3 garter stitch border on either side of the pattern. I thoroughly enjoyed knitting it up, and confess that I'm still enjoying making the shawl sized version in linen, too.
The colorway makes me purr. Doesn't it look reptilian? Mrowr.
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Hey, as soon as you're on Ravelry, please let me know! My id is "knitdevil". I'm gradually learning my way around the site; this week I'm uploading more of my stash and *gasp* being sociable and joining a bunch of groups. I've also been in an organizin' mood, and have sorted my patterns and fleshed out my queue of to-be-knitted projects. Yesterday I wound up a bunch of yarn. Ah, the possibilities waiting to burst forth. They include:
+ Toe up socks in Artyarns Ultramerino 8
+ Cashmere Cowl No. 2 in Posh Camilla
+ Ariann in Berroco Ultra Alpaca
+ Montego Bay in Alchemy Bamboo
+ Georgiana Scarf in Chasing Rainbows Tussah Merino
Of course, now that I've blogged about them, I'll cast on something completely different. You know how it goes.
That's it for now. Hold onto your hats, though, because tomorrow I have another FO to tromp out. It's madness around here, I tell ya, sheer madness.