Thursday, March 11, 2010

Feather...

...is done in time for Mothers Day. Yay!
Pattern: Feather
Yarn: Zitron Trekking Pro Natura - 1511
Needles: 3mm
Started: 11 February 2010
Finished: 10 March 2010

A lovely simple lace pattern, very easy to memorise. I went with a sock yarn to get a skinny style scarf as that is what Mama is in to wearing currently. Very hard to photograph, but should be a nice versatile little accessory. I went with the option of knitting in two halves and grafting in the middle so that my ends matched rather than have upside down feathers. My two halves are actually different lengths as I used up all the yarn I had but just guessed at how much half of that was, I could have ripped some feathers out from the first half but it didn't seem worth it.
This was a knit that really needed blocking. I just ironed it for speed and ease. I guessed the bamboo yarn would take it okay and I couldn't face pinning out the metres of it. Seemed to work just fine.

19 comments:

J said...

It's really beautiful. I'm sure your mum will be over the moon with it.

RosalĂ­a said...

It's really lovely. I like this lace pattern in a scarf.

DrK said...

that is just lovely, a perfect gift, elegant and stylish and so well made!

Lynne said...

It looks lovely - I'm sure your mum will be so pleased.

Caffeine Girl said...

The scarf is beautiful. And what a testament to blocking! I've not had to do it, but I can see the value.

Rose Red said...

Oh it's so lovely, it looks great draped around the coat, I think your mum will LOVE it!

twigletqueen said...

It looks wonderful, you have a very lucky Mum!

Petit Filoux said...

It's really lovely, I'm sure she'll love it!

Bells said...

oh it's lovely. Really nice. I think she'll love it. And ironing seems to have worked just fine but I agree, pinning out meters of scarfage is just too much to bear.

Linda said...

Thst very nice Sarah, I love the pattern and think your Mum is rather lucky!

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Wendy said...

How lovely! I'm sure she'll love it!

dreamcatcher said...

Gorgeous scarf :-)

Rachel said...

My first thought was how beautiful that scarf is...and my next thought was sheer panic: mother's day is coming up sometime soon? WHEN? :)

raining sheep said...

Oh that turned out beautifully. I love that pattern running through the center - just a bit of lace. Beautiful, beautiful work.

Kai said...

It's gorgeous and I bet your mum will adore it. :)

modelwidow said...

The lace pattern works so well in a scarf, it's really lovely, I'm sure your mum was delighted.

Anni said...

Gorgeous and good blocking.

Littlelou said...

lovely, lucky mum..wondering if i could master that pattern..hmm

Olivia said...

Nice work with the iron. I had one scarf for which ironing with lots of steam worked BETTER than blocking. Pins are not always the answer! It looks great and when worn, the position of the 'middle' won't matter at all.

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