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


joan said...

Sue, I just found a variation of this pattern in the Fall 2001 issue of IK and am planning to start it to bring to the guild retreat! Yours looks so gorgeous.
(see you tomorrow)

Bridget said...

Breathtaking! Truly.

Sherilan said...

Beautiful. Looking forward to see which design you pick next.