Sunday, November 13, 2011

FO: Nightfall Woodsmoke

Nothing like 200+ yards of edging to chisel away at a lingering anxiety about knitting lace.


Pattern: Woodsmoke Scarf by Jared Flood
Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss Fingering (Cosmos & Robot)

I bought the yarn back in January with a holiday gift card, knowing that I wanted to knit this scarf. I then proceeded to keep looking at the pattern in Brave New Knits... and keep wimping out. Finally my desire for the finished object won out.


Now the anxiety and delay the lace caused seems pretty laughable. (It's a mere 8-row repeat over 5 stitches!) The hardest part was figuring out how to join it to the caterpillar created by picking up all 632 stitches in the perimeter.


After that, watching the lace edging grow and the scarf unfurl was really fun — and went too fast. Wait...  Who'd have ever thought I'd say 200+ yards of lace went too fast?

2 comments:

  1. Lovely! You had to pick up 632 stitches? YIKES! Congratulations!

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