Sunday, October 01, 2006
Voila! My lacey bedbugs scarf is blocked and done! In the beginning it was supposed to be Evelyn Clark's "Trellis" scarf, but I soon discovered, that I'm not going to waste my time by fiddling with the K7tog's. It was just not going to happen. So what to do? I was all reved up for lace knitting. So I decided to make my very own lace scarf.
To the right you can see the bedbugs blocking on a mattress. The stitch pattern was not difficult, thank god! A little bit of sunshine this morning and fresh air.
pattern: my own
yarn: Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud (100% Baby Alpaca) 1 skein! with about 3 yds left.
size: blocked 13 1/2" X 52"
It's very airy and so soft. It has many mistakes and it's not a master piece, but very much a learning experience for me. For one, in the future I'll try to avoid borders which have to be sewn on. It was my first time grafting anything and it's not so bad, unless it's lace weight yarn! I'm not afraid of grafting anymore, which opens my horizon for the future. I'm happy it's done and over with.