Size made: 17" x 60"
Needle used: US 10 (6.0 mm)
Yarn used: Schaefer Yarn Company
Yardage Used: 530 Yards
Project Details and Feedback
Duration of Project: March 17th to April 26th, 2011
Modifications: For this I used a Light Fingering weight yarn instead of the called for lace yarn. Because of that I did not hold the yarn double and just knitted it as called for.
Make this pattern again? Yes, definitely! I really loved making this and I'm super happy with the results. Everyone that sees this loves it and can't resist touching it (even non-knitters/crocheters). I have also been really inspired by this stitch. I have been wondering if another simple stitch would look this lovely if done in lace yarn with this big of needle.
Final thoughts/ recommendations: I definitely recommend this pattern, especially for beginning lace knitters. I really love how the designer created a bunch of different types of styles from this pattern. This pattern as been used as (in addition to the scarf) a triangle shawl, a snood and someone even made this into a Gilet (a kind of cardigan). I am obviously not the only one inspired by this simple pattern!
I think the best part of this pattern is that it looks lovely in all yarns, even multicolored yarn.
What I learned/practiced in this pattern: I realized I need to be a bit more conscious of my gauge. I think that this pattern as a finished project is so forgiving but I feel that I should work on being more precise. Some parts I was a looser knitter. I think that this also is due to my different projects going on all at once. I'm interested to see how much better it will be when I focus on only this project and give it all of my attention.
p.s. I want to thank mommy for taking the lovely pictures!
(taken at Pismo Beach, California)