Sunday, October 21, 2007

Chevron Scarf

It's finally done.


Finished Chevron Scarf, 10/20/2007

Pattern: Chevron Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson.
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock medium weight in Thistle and Nodding Violet
Needles: Knit Picks Options in US size 5



About two weeks ago, I decided to pull this project out of hibernation and focus on finishing it. (Thanks to Alice and Tiennie for the encouragement!) I kept track of my progress in Ravelry:
  • 7/2/2007 - cast on
  • 7/13/2007 - 13 inches
  • 8/11/20007 - 28 inches
  • (set aside for a while)
  • 10/6/2007 - 42 inches
  • 10/15/2007 - 53 inches
  • 10/17/2007 - 59 inches
  • 10/20/2007 - 64 inches - bound off!


Overall, the main thing I have to say about this pattern is: fingering yarn + a scarf =crazy! The pattern calls for 78 inches as the final length; I made it to 64 (but haven't blocked it yet, I expect it will grow some.) I'm really impressed that so many people have made this scarf, 'cause it is a lot of knitting. I bought enough yarn to make another in a different colorway, but don't expect to be doing that any time soon.

It is a nice pattern - easy to knit, pretty, shows off the hand-dyed variegated yarn wonderfully. I love the Socks That Rock yarn, but I don't like the lime color that seems really prominent to me throughout (that's from the Thistle). Also, pre-blocking I find it annoyingly curly along the increase/decrease waves, and I hope that blocking will help it lie flatter. Not sure if I'll keep or give it away.



And it sure is photogenic. (There's a whole bunch more on my Flickr).

4 comments:

tiennie said...

Beautifully done!

Bobbi said...

it looks great!

Inga said...

Hi

Great blog! Great photos of the chevron scarf...

I want to knit the chevron scarf from LMKG as soon as I find the right yarn. I love these old lace patterns. I have an old fashion feather and fan scarf on the needles now in a fingering weight varigated bamboo yarn. Insanity I know.

I cast on a swatch for the chevron scarf out of varigated cotton crap yarn to see if I like knitting the pattern. Maybe I'm doing something wrong but when I do the kf&bs, I get this ugly little bar across the stitch. I don't see this bar on the kf&b stitch in your scarf. Did I read the pattern wrong or is there a secret trick to getting rid of the bar in the next row?

Laura said...

Inga, I know the little bar you are talking about. I think they mostly disappear as you add rows, so, if you haven't already, do knit some more rows in the pattern stitch and see how it turns out. That said, I can still sort of see some bars in the finished product (my last picture, in the lower left corner, I can see some green bars in between some of the "V's" of stitches.)