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!


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!!

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