Friday, March 20, 2009


The first time I saw a picture of this scarf, I knew I had to knit it. It is the Flutter Scarf from MimKnits.
  • Yarn: Malabrigo Lace, 470 yards/50 grams, 1 skein. Can't remember the color name.
  • Needles: 3.25mm
  • Finished size: 7 inches x 60 inches
It was fun to knit and looks like a scarf that will get a lot of wear (and compliments). I probably will knit this pattern again and again and again.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Another Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley seems to be a popular motif, from Niebling (see previous post) to Nancy Bush. This is Nancy Bush's Lily of the Valley scarf from Knitted Lace of Estonia. I want to knit everything in this book. Everything. All of it. Even with nupps and even with having to Kitchener the body to the border.

The yarn I used is very, very slippery, which made the nupps more of a challenge, but the I think the yarn and pattern are a good match. The secret to nupps — clearly stated in the book and elsewhere — is to make them very, very loose.

The details:
  • Yarn: Naturally Dawn, 50 percent wool, 50 percent silk; 171yards/25 grams; 3 skeins; color Creme
  • Needles: 3.25mm
  • Finished size: 8 inches wide x 65 inches long