Lace for Mother’s Day May 19, 2006Posted by merp in FOs, Knitting.
Now that they have been received, I can show off my latest projects!
For my mother, a Dayflower Scarf:
Yarn: handpainted yarn, laceweight, in emerald, knitted 2 strands together. Maybe 400 yards/half a hank?
Gauge: no idea. Much smaller than the pattern, of course, so did it double-wide.
Pattern: Dayflower Scarf by Toni Maddox & Barbara Walker.
Loved this pattern. So pretty, and very addictive. Also liked doubling up on the laceweight – since there are subtle color variations in the yarn, and the colors of 2 strands will never match up exactly, there’s a sort of highlighting effect.
Why blocking is important:
For my sister (not my mother, but a mother), a Tiger-eye scarf:
Yarn: Austermann Peru (alpaca) in Palace Blue. Fingering weight or sportweight, not sure which. Used approx. 3 skeins leftover from T.’s guernsey sweater.
Pattern: Tiger-Eye Scarf, also by Toni Maddox & Barbara Walker. Also a great pattern.
I loved making these. I’d like to make versions of both for myself.