Sunday, February 19, 2012

A Knitting Finish


I finished knitting a lace scarf. It is 11" x 57". This was a wonderful, easy pattern to make.


The pattern is a free one from Ravelry - Fern Lace Scarf by Knitting Pixie. If you don't belong to Ravelry it is a wonderful knitting/crocheting site that is free to join. There are so many patterns (free, and ones for sale), and it is a great way to search for patterns using yarn that you might have in your stash.


I used one whole skein of Maiden Hair yarn (silk, mohair and nylon) and size 4.5mm needles. I cast on 64 stitches instead of 54 because I wanted the scarf to be a bit wider than the pattern.


I used Addi Turbo Click interchangeable knitting needles for the first time. I bought this set after Gail (Quilt, Knit, Run Sew) mentioned how much she liked her interchangeable needles. Since my knitting needle collection was lacking, I decided to look into interchangeable needles. When interchangeable needles first came out I think there were a few problems, but improvements seem to have been made. I decided to go with the Addi Turbo ones because I like knitting with metal needles and have enjoyed the Addi Turbo ones.
They click together beautifully, and the link was nice and smooth, the stitches never got caught. I bought them online from Camilla Valley Farm (a Canadian company).


Last week I was worried about there only being 11 partridges in the flock that normally had 13. Today 2 partridges were at the feeders - I guess something happened?!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

Wendy said...

It's the other missing two partridges making up time!

Lovely scarf!

moosecraft said...

This scarf is gorgeous! You knit beautifully! Thanks for the Ravelry link... I just signed up to see some crochet related topics!

Impera_Magna said...

What a lovely scarf... just beautiful!

Methinks the rest of the partridges are up a pear tree?

:)

Nancy said...

Your scarf is beautiful and will work in several seasons. Thanks for the pattern link.

GailM. said...

You are amazing. Do you ever stop!!!

I like Ravelry too. I recently uploaded most of my library to Ravelry. Love the searching capability of my own patterns.

I brought my interchange knitting needles with me while snowbirding. I'm about to cast on another Rococo shawl for my daughter. Love your scarf and I like the wider width. Thanks for the link. I might have to give it a try.

Raewyn said...

Lovely scarf! - love the colour and the yarn mix sounds really interesting. I've really only ever knitted with sheepswool! Also I've never heard of those interchangeable needles - my knitting career is sadly out of date!!