Friday, 21 January 2011

FO Friday- Florence

I am being super organised! Between A-Z socks I am working on WIPs, so by the end of next month they should all be done. I am not sure what I will do then for FO Fridays, lots of small things maybe.
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This lace scarf has been on the go for ages, it has been named Florence because its blue and spent part of its life in a hospital.
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Pattern: Articulation scarf by Johanna Marshall
Needles: 3.75mm, I used a two dpns, but that is just because they were the right size.
Yarn: Hand dyed silk and merino lace weight. This was a stash clearing project, there was about 50g and I used it up to the very last couple of inches.
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This is a great pattern, easy to work and remember. It is not totally unlike the one row lace scarf pattern which I also enjoyed working. What I learnt from this though is that I am not a fan of lace weight, it took so long to finish and what seems like a simple pattern becomes boring after a while- I kept wandering off to other projects. I am pleased with the end result but I think if I were making it again I would use a 4ply sock yarn weight and work fewer stitches.
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Lace pattern close up:
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I have been umming and ahhing about whether to block and decided not to. Generally lace is the only thing I do block so I may change my mind. However, I have stretched it sideways a little and am not keen on the look, also I don't fancy pinning it out/threading wires through so it shall stay as it is.
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The weekly sock yarn blanket square is being moved to earlier in the week, maybe Mondays.

10 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous! I love the blue. I have admit, I am still learning about blocking. I haven't done much with lace (it's still on the needles buried somewhere)but my recent cowls required it. There is a lot to learn with that too.

    Glad you are getting organized...what a way to start a new year!

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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  2. That lace looks so beautiful and soft. Love it. Amazing color also. <3

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  3. Ooh, that lace pattern is gorgeous. It reminds me of fishnet stockings, but much warmer. ;)

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  4. Wow, it's beautiful! I think it looks great right now, unblocked. Sometimes you can clearly tell if something needs to be blocked, and this isn't one of them.

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  5. Such a pretty blue! Good for you working through your WIP collection and finishing them up. It frees up energy and space for more new projects.

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  6. Very pretty! I agree that it looks great unblocked. I wish I was as organized. : )

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  7. That is such a pretty scarf! Love the blue. I don't think it needs to be blocked either. I totally agree with you on the lace weight yarn...it feels like you are knitting in slow motion.

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  8. That's a lovely color. Maybe you could just wash and stretch it very gently without pins or wires-- you might like the look better than full-on blocking.

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