Wednesday, November 09, 2011

obsession two - done!

Not only did I get the hat done, the pink cashmere-blend scarf also got off the needles! I love this pattern as much now as when I started, which says something for me. I don't often repeat lace patterns, and certainly not immediately after, but I'm going to use my delicious gifted (from Needles) Alberta alpaca for another one of these scarves.
This luscious pink cashmere blend (also a gift from the lovely Carol) knit up so beautifully, and is so soft and squooshy, I didn't want it to end. I kept knitting as long as I possibly could, and squeezed out an extra repeat of the pattern. And when I say squeezed out, I mean it. This is how much I had left.
Blocking also does wonders for this yarn and pattern.

Before blocking:

A "giant" 29 inches in length...

During:


After:
 Almost 59"!
A gain of close to 30 inches! Behold the power of water, pins and foam slabs...

Just lovely. And the perfect Christmas gift for my best friend.

If I give it to her. Pink is not normally a good colour for me, but the feel of this scarf on my neck may make me change my mind! Thanks again Carol!

6 comments:

KnitTech said...

WOW! Totally amazing.

Kristyn said...

The scarf is lovely. I can see why you're tempted to keep it.

Acorn to Oak said...

Wow! It really grew during blocking! It's really pretty!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful scarf!!!
Does it still feel as soft and scrunchy now that it's blocked?
Nancy

Carol said...

You're welcome. Glad you like it! Very pretty pattern too. And wow, that sure grew in the blocking.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Oh wow, another stunning knit!! What pattern is that scarf? It's so pretty!