Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Still Knitting

I was about to jump on Facebook to share my latest project when I stopped myself.  I really must stop neglecting my blog.  I'm getting so lazy!  

I now have four knitting projects in the works.  I'm pushing myself to become a confident knitter.  It's rather amazing to go on Ravelry and look up free knitting patterns.  What a world!  This my latest and I'm enjoying this pattern so much.  I love the look of it and the stitches have a fun rhythm.  It's called the Lava Lace Scarf by Evelyn A. Clark if you want to look it up.  Mine looks a little less open as I am using a DK weight rather than a lace weight yarn. 

This is the first time I've used TOSH DK by MADELINETOSH hand dyed yarns.  It's 100% superwash Merino and comes in a nice 225 yard skein.  This colorway is called Ophelia which I think it a pretty cool name for yarn.  

The scarf itself is a short neck scarf that ties in the front.  The shape is basically a trapezoid which I find to be a clever way of shaping.  I also like the edging.  Each row begins with a yarn over creating a pretty open loop edge.  I'm sure with every comment I reveal myself to be the novice knitter than I am, but that's part of the charm of learning something new.  Everything seems interesting and even the simple things delight!


lej619 said...

Lovely !!!ont take this the wrong way..... But your doesn't look anything like the one on Raverly. I would of thought even though you are using a thicker yarn, you would still have some of the wholes showing. Just go to show that I am still very much a novice.!!! I love the way the color is on yours! It sorta looks like a linen stitch? Would really like to see it when you get finished with it!

Jenn said...

I noticed the same thing. It looks more lacy in person than it does in that picture, but I think it's also due to the fact that I'm using the same size needles with a bigger yarn. I could have gone up a couple needle sizes, but I was worried about having enough yardage. Now that I'm a good ways into the project, I think I could have gone up a needle size or two. If it turns out well, I'll try another one and play with the sizing.