Sunday, May 18, 2008

Lace Ribbon Scarf...Very Chic!

Another wonderful knit form Ribbon Scarf by Veronik Avery!!!!...I love this scarf!!! This is my first lace scarf project and the results are beautiful. It took me a few attempts to get the hang of the pattern but when I had it memorized it was a fast knit. The only modification that I made was to knit 2 garter stitch rows before beginning the 24 row lace pattern. I continued per the instructions to knit and try on until it was my desired length.

Classic Elite Alpaca Sox yarn is wonderfully soft and airy. The alpaca provides a beautiful fuzzy texture. I do recommend bamboo straights with this yarn. Although it feels silky on my fingers it easily splits and it needs something grip on to. It was too slippery on my addi turbos.

I used about 1 1/2 skeins of the alpaca sox to yield a scarf about 100 inches long. The added length provides the extra drama and versatility that I need in a scarf. It is a scarf I can wear season to season. The color, Sky, is a subtle blue-grey, that is great with my denim jacket, as well as, with my winter dress coat.

To my surprise, I think I am hooked on lace knitting because I am already planning my next lace venture...It is probably going to be the Swallowtail lace shawl pattern in Interweave Knits Fall 2006. My Misti Alpaca Lace Yarn in Pink is on order.