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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Red LACE

Work in Progress Wed, AND L (z-a challenge)
red lace scarfRed happens to be a favorite color of a certain SIL who's soon to turn 60. Summer scarves need to be light, lacy, open and I think this will serve nicely for all those. I rarely get cold, but still like to wear a summer scarf now and again. When you out in the evening, sometimes the cold of the air conditioning on your neck really makes the arthritis there hurt. So, a nice decorative scarf not only helps that, but eliminates the need for a necklace, and can jazz up an outfit. The yarn is Feza Jewel. I'm using number 8 knitting needles and a double drop stitch to create the open lacy look. I love the look of the yarn, it has a shimmer which makes it a bit dressier I think.
close up red drop stitch scarfHolding this up in front of the window so you can see the lacy openness of it better. Though one truly can't hold a scarf still enough to get a good picture. It always moves. It's just under 3 inches wide.

This is my 4th start for this scarf. I had other yarn in Buckeye colors. I started 3 different times using it, changing needles to try and get it to work...after 3 tries with 2 different stitches and 3 different size needles...I put that yarn away and choose this instead. This is much softer also. The other I think would be scratchy against a neck in summer.

I think if I used this yarn again, I might like it worked lengthwise for a different lace look, but...then again casting on 200 or 250 stitches...maybe not.

13 comments:

  1. Your SIL will love the scarf. It's so pretty.

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  2. thanks for the comment on my blog - ten stitch means just that 10 stitches all knit, nothing fancy. Love the colour of your scarf

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  3. love the shade of red! has it got sparkle mixed in as well?

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  4. Thanks Karen, Sue and DeVanity.

    Sue, I couldn't see different stitches thus my question about 10 in the picture, will have to check it out better.

    Devanity, yes there is definitely sparkle.

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  5. Very pretty, Sandy! Most people wouldn't think of a scarf except in winter months, but I agree that something light and lacy is perfect for when you're wearing a summer top and go into an air conditioned space.

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  6. GREAT IDEA SANDY, AND A LOVELY SCARF IT IS. ESPECIALLY WITH SOME OF THESE AIR CONDITIONINGS THEY HAVE BLOWING RIGHT ON YOU. THE PATERN IS VERY NICE. RIZZI

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  7. What a lovely gift for your SlL. Can't go wrong with lace, red and sparkles!

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  8. Thanks Marie Anne, Rizzi, and autumngeisha, appreciate your visits and nice comments.

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  9. That is lovely yarn! I'm sure your SIL will love the scarf. :) The lace pattern is really interesting, too! Is it easy to do?

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  10. I'm sure your SIL will LOVE the scarf. Very pretty!

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  11. Very pretty scarf. It should make a wonderful gift.

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  12. I agree it has to be very soft for around the neck. Nice gift :)

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  13. Thank you all for the nice comments, much appreciated. Contessa, it's a drop stitch so it really is pretty straight forward.

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