Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Celtic Plait Scarf

In March, I finished knitting the Celtic Plait scarf I started back in November - just in time for spring. It looks very good, and is very warm.

The yarn (Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed in Dusk) is 85% wool, 10% silk, 5% cashmere and has lovely slubs of cream, green, blue, and maroon. It's a little scratchy around the neck but was very nice yarn to work with. I knit until three balls of yarn were used up.

The pattern for the cabled Celtic plait is from the Harmony Guide's 220 Aran Stitches and Patterns. I added two stitches of reverse stockinette on each side of the cable. It curls slightly, but I'm a garter stitch snob, and didn't want a border. Knit in US Size 8 needles.

When I finished this, I wondered, What to do next? I really want to try my hand at lace knitting, but that's a serious investment of time in one piece. Then again, I've been fingering some lovely alpaca yarn at the LYS recently and I could make a lace shawl made of clouds, it's so soft. But this I've got some other fantastic Celtic knotwork cable patterns that I want to give a try ...

1 comment:

michael said...

i love your work! Would you be able to make me a celtic knot thick winter headband? I'll send payment if you want to work something out... feel free to email me... michaelmclou@gmail.com