Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Res Completa: Lace Ribbon Scarf

Adding mine to the 1,181 already posted on Ravelry...

Pattern: Lace Ribbon Scarf, by Veronik Avery for Knitty Spring 2008
Yarn: Koigu KPM, 4 hanks of color 2323
Needles: US 3 circulars
Start to Finish: May 8-27, 2008

Mods: Nada.
Notes: LOOOOOOOVE!!!!! I can see why this pattern is so extremely popular -- it's amazing! The lace pattern is simple, but still lovely, and was pretty easy to memorize. After following the chart very closely for the first few repeats, I had it memorized, then knitting it was as calming and meditative as yoga. I also think this marriage of yarn and pattern was a good one (well, I mean, who can go wrong with Koigu?). Though I love the airy drape of the Alpaca Sox called for in the original, I think the simple increases and decreases and yarnovers sets off the semi-solid nature of the Koigu beautifully. I love it when it works out like that!

I finished this scarf the day before my boss' birthday, and when I realized that, I had to give it to her. She is a big-time scarf person so I knew she'd get use out of it, and I also thought a handmade item might be a nice way to say thank you for all the opportunities she's given me.

And because I thought Ravelry needed a 1,183rd Lace Ribbon Scarf, I started another in purple...


Philigry said...

beautiful! I can't wait to see the purple one.

peaknits said...

What a gorgeous scarf! And such a generous gift:) Can't wait to see the purple one!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

It's lovely I can see why this scarf is all the rage!