Pattern: Lace Ribbon Scarf by Veronik Avery
Yarn: Davidson Domy Heather in Boysenberry, a little over one skein
Needles: I don’t remember. Maybe US 3s?
Began: July 7, 2010; Completed: July 30, 2010 (Raveled here.)
Notes: I love this scarf. From beginning to end, it was a joy to knit. The pattern definitely holds your attention, and it’s really easy to memorize. After a few repeats I had it, and after that the scarf went with me everywhere. I had a hard time putting this project down, always wanting to finish one more repeat. It’s fun, portable, and easy, and the results are just gorgeous. This is one of the few patterns I think I’ll knit twice; I definitely want a scarf like this for me. Once again, Ms. Avery has reminded me why I love her designs.
Let’s talk about the yarn for a minute. The pattern called for Alpaca Sox, but I wanted to knit from my stash. I’ve had two balls of this Domy Heather fingering weight, which I bought directly from Old Mill Yarns at the MI Fiber Festival, for over three years. I love the color and the rustic wooliness of it, but have never really found the perfect pattern. It’s 100% wool so it doesn’t have the same drape as an alpaca/merino/nylon blend would, but it really did bloom into a beautiful, soft fabric. The color is absolutely gorgeous, and tough to capture here: its lovely shades of maroon, lilac, and burgundy blend into something with wonderful depth. I’m still knitting from stash, but I do believe I’ll buy myself a color card (available here ), and then treat myself to some yarn at Christmas. Do check out Old Mill Yarns; they’re a small MI producer and they make a beautiful product, with colors that will make you swoon.
This is going off to live with my ex-step-sister. Our parents split years ago, but we still keep in touch, and for that I’m really grateful. She is one of those women who looks effortlessly chic no matter what she’s wearing, and I thought a lacey, heathered scarf would be something she could definitely make work. She just graduated college, and I’m immensely proud of her, so I thought I’d knit this little baby up as congratulatory gift. Now it’s off to keep her neck warm during her first fall/winter out of school, bringing hugs from a proud big sis.