|Yarn:||madelinetosh tosh lace – posy, 40/100 g|
|Needles:||Size 6 (4 mm) circular|
|Measurements:||8″ wide and 66″ long|
|Pattern Location:||Miyu Scarf|
|Time Spent:||25 hours|
|Dates:||11/24/2012 – 12/20/2012|
This was the second 2012 Christmas present, code name “Owl.” I’m completely in love with this scarf. If it was any color that I wear I don’t know if I could have given it away. It’s absolutely gorgeous and completely my style. I’m debating on if I should make myself one or not.
This is a great beginner’s lace project. Anyone who wants to start knitting lace work I would highly recommend this scarf. The only confusing part, for an American reader, was that there were multiple terms for yarn overs depending on if the previous stitch was a knit or purl. I ignored all that and just though of them all as yarn overs to make it easier. It was quick and easy to block as well so it’s good all around. I also recommend safety lines even for an experienced lace knitter on this one. With so many yarn overs it’s a bit challenging to try to tink or rip back mistakes!
I used the same yarn as the Helix Scarf and I still have more left over! This is one big hank of lace yarn. I still have enough that I could make another Helix Scarf if I wanted! I’m not sure what to do with it. I’ll have to remember if I ever buy madelinetosh again that I’d better have two good sized projects planned for it.
The scarf was for my sister Cindy, code name “Cobra,” who I told I would never make a scarf for. This was back when I first started knitting and all I could think of was hours and hours of boring garter stitch scarf. I didn’t think I would make it through a whole scarf and I probably still wouldn’t today. Lace is another matter entirely! She wore the scarf for three days straight so I’m pretty sure she likes it!