November 15, 2009

FO: Lace Ribbon Scarf

It's been over a month since I last posted, which has more to do with my lack of knitting progress than my total lack of blogging motivation. (I have no such excuses for the lack of posting over at the other blog.) However, I finally *finally* finished my Lace Ribbon Scarf. I actually finished it almost a month ago, but between vacation and laziness, it took me nearly month to block and photograph the finished product.

Lace Ribbon Scarf

The pattern was absolutely lovely. It didn't prove to be as quick of a knit as I hoped, but that's my fault for thinking I could knit a scarf in fingering weight in two weeks. It was an easy pattern to memorize and made for great plane and subway knitting. Plus, there was the added bonus of the final project looking super complicated and impressive to non-knitters.

Lace Ribbon Scarf

Sea Wool wasn’t the best choice of yarn for the project. It is undeniable gorgeous, but I don’t love the way the blue and the pink pooled, or how they weren’t consistent throughout the skein. At one end there is lots of pink and blue while the other end is almost all green. I have another, more uniform, skein of Sea Wool and I'm looking forwards knitting with Sea Wool again.

The Specs:
Rav Link: Goodbye Scarf
Pattern: Lace Ribbon Scarf by Veronik Avery
Yarn: Fleece Artist Sea Wool in Lily Pond (1 skein; 382 yards)
Needles: 2.25 mm (US 1)
Mods: I didn’t have enough yarn, so I only cast on 44 stitches, giving me four pattern repeats instead of the five called for in the pattern. After blocking, the scarf was 71 inches long (almost six feet) and five inches wide. Not quite as long as I wanted, but a perfectly serviceable length.