Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Minty Fresh

Kid mohair and silk and beads — yummy.
  • Pattern: Scaruffle by Bess Haile, from Clara Parkes's The Knitter's Book of Yarn. I think the numbers in the pattern for the short rows are off, but the pattern is very forgiving.
  • Yarn: Silkid by Emmebi, 70 percent baby kid mohair, 30 percent silk, in minty green, made in Italy but purchased in Riga, Latvia. (Mint green is not always my first choice of color but the combination of color and softness-silkiness of the yarn makes it work for me.)
  • Needles: US4 and US10.5.
  • Finished size: Not nearly as long as the pattern but very wearable.
  • Beads: Silver-lined 8/0 seed beads in a color called tourmaline. I added five rows of beads in the neckline area. Tedious, but worth it, I think.

And, yes, the scarf is photographed on my Japanese lace leaf maple in its full autumn splendor red.


Bridget said...


joan said...

Yes it is, but I'd like to see it around your neck and over your shoulders.

Nancy said...

WOW this is beautiful!