Monday, February 07, 2011

Loooooong Scarf

I am a big fan of Jared Flood, and not just because he has local roots. This is his Woodsmoke Scarf from Brave New Knits by Julie Turjoman. I had several balls of assorted colors of Knit Picks Palette. Palette colors are more vivid than the original colors of the design, but it still works, I think.

The details:

  • Pattern: Woodsmoke Scarf by Jared Flood.
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Palette, Blue and Lilac; I used almost a full skein (231 yards) of each.
  • Needles: US5
  • Finished size: 6.5 inches by 89 inches (probably the longest scarf I have ever knit)
The surprise in this scarf is that it is incredibly boring to knit but the final result doesn't look boring. The center panel is straight garter stitch. The eight-row lace edging is easy to memorize. Because this was such a long scarf, I had to knit a lot of edging.

That said, I started another one with some more random balls of Palette. Sometimes boring is just right.


Bridget said...

That's so pretty! Just the thing to brighten up a dreary day. I have that book (got it for Christmas), but haven't had much of a chance to explore it yet.

Anonymous said...

Oooo la la I'm inspired by your work! Nita