Monday, December 3, 2012

one row lace scarf

When the weather cooled off, I dug thru my in-progress knitting/crocheting projects for something to work on. I keep each project on a shelf in one of those little handled paper gift bags (this scarf was in a Starbucks bag from one of my too-many-to-count cinnamon scone purchases last summer) so that I can grab it and go if I know I'll be stuck waiting somewhere or meeting a friend for coffee and knitting.

This scarf was about a foot long two weeks ago and now it's done. It stretched way more than I thought it would when I blocked it so it's about 7ft long now, including fringe, and about 4" wide.

I hadn't blocked anything in a while, since Julie was here in August with her shawls that needed blocking. Yes, she travels clear up here from San Diego for my mad blocking skilz, such as they are. Anyway, I'd forgotten what fun it was to watch this soggy pile of knitting blossom into a lacy scarf. Making all that sometimes tedious knitting worthwhile.

It's knit from Patons Kroy Socks FX in colorway 57242 on size 9 needles. The pattern is One Row Lace Scarf by Turvid, a knitter from Norway who was kind enough to put it up free on her website.

I don't like real wide scarves so I cast on only 16 stitches and it came out just like I wanted. It's light and airy, but warm from the 75% washable wool yarn (and the fact that it goes around my neck about 5 times). And I love the colors in it - green, teal, blue, a dash of dark red, and some orange for contrast. The colors are most true in the top shot.

I was sort of thinking about using it for an Xmas gift but now I'm more thinking about keeping it... That's the problem with making things you really like yourself - it's tough to give them away. So I'm not sure if it'll go or stay.

If you want a quick knit with a very simply one-row pattern that comes out looking great and can be done by Christmas, look no further than this scarf. Assuming you know how to knit, of course.

Thanks, Turvid!


  1. Beautiful scarf ~ love the colors and design ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

  2. Oh I love the color and the softness of the design...I would keep it for myself ;)

  3. Lovely and warm colors and lovely scarf.

  4. something about December that makes me want to break out the knitting needles. Your scarf is gorgeous. I'm off to check out the pattern.

  5. Are you like catching up on stuff - baking, knitting, photo ops LOL - I sense your doing a lot of "comfort" stuff at the moment...I love the scarf and I would be gaining a lot of pounds if I was in the kitchen with you. J

  6. Very pretty scarf. Wish I knew how to knit! Hugs. bb

  7. ooh that is a NICE scarf... might have to have a go at making one for myself :D