Happy Friday Everyone.
It is a long weekend here in Canada and the weather in my neck of the woods is supposed to be gorgeous. Sunday night I am going away to the mountains with three friends for a overnight crafting-extravaganza. Life is good.
I am excited to show off my pretty blue Saroyan today. It knit up much faster than I expected and used less yarn than I thought it would.
The original Saroyan pattern called for a worsted weight yarn but I wanted a light thinner more-scarf-than-shawl and knit it using the glorious Malabrigo Sock in Azules, a light-fingering weight.
I knit it with a new Hiya Hiya bamboo circular. I loved the feel of these needles but found the tip a little blunt for the lace work.
In the end I used 80g of yarn in total. There was some bleeding of the color when I washed it, but less than I expected. And, although the yarn had a tendency to turn my finger blue, it didn't affect the needles.
I knit 11 increase and decrease repeats and 19 straight leaves. I used Stashnstitch's modifications for pointier ends. And, 53Chevy's mods for decreases that matched the increase side a little better. Seriously, what would we do without Rav?
I am really happy with how it all turned out. The colours in this yarn are beautiful.
It ended up being the perfect length for the light-weight accessory I was looking for.
Pattern: Saroyan by Liz Abinate
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock in Azules
Tools: Hiya Hiya 2.5mm/US3 circular
Knitpicks Lace blocking wires
It's ironic, given my good mood today, that I have named my new beautiful scarf Blue Fall as a play on the colour and leaf lace edging, but also because I am pretty apathetic about the approaching autumn. One of my very best friends is moving a way in a couple weeks and I am not looking forward to life without her : (
To say I feel blue would be a bit of an understatement.
Still, it is a pretty scarf, don't you think?
Don't forget, you too can be on your way to becoming a "knit geek"...
just start by checking out some of the awesome finished projects though Tami's blog ; )