3.14.2009

FO Crest of the Wave Scarf


This was a fun scarf to knit with a 12 row repeat. The lace pattern is in the first 8 rows and rows 9 - 12 are garter stitch.

My friend loved it. I'm so pleased she did!

DETAILS:
Pattern: Crest of the Wave Scarf
Yarn: MCN Fingering from The Plucky Knitter/400 yards
Colourway: The Stables
Size: 8" x 60" after blocking/30 pattern repeats

This yarn bled heavily when I blocked it, but I like the variations in the hues more after it had a good bath. It has hints of olive, plum and golden tones dispersed throughout the browns. I bought beads for the fringe and played around with those for a good while but wasn't pleased with any of it ~ the yarn and pattern were nicer without them.

Blocking using dental floss wasn't much different then just using pins. I don't think it turned out any differently then had I blocked using pins alone.

It drapes beautifully and the yarn is soft and pleasing. I used all but a few yards of the 400 yard skein.

At 8" wide it could be worn as a wrap. I'll knit it again for myself making it wider to wear as a rectangular shawl to cover my shoulders when I wear my sun dress. The pattern is free and easy to follow. I highly recommend this knit!

30 comments:

t does wool said...

this is a gorgeous knit,Renee!

peaknits said...

What a pretty scarf - and I love the subtle colors in this beautiful yarn!

amandajean said...

wow, that's beautiful! and it would look great as a shawl over a sundress.

MrPuffy said...

She must be a special person to deserve such a special gift! This is the trainer whom you are getting the puppy from, I believe. It's really a beautiful piece of knitted art and will bring much pleasure to her.

I thought about you and your interest in using blocking wires last night as I was pinning out my Shetland Triangle shawl. I really wonder if it makes a difference? I figure in days of old they didn't have blocking wires and got along fine.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Hugs

Young n Crafty said...

I really like the scarf. Just wish you had given it some color. Maybe alternations in color would have gone nice with the design.

sue said...

It looks beautiful.

Philigry said...

this is so nice! it must have been hard not to keep it for yourself! i think i may need to make one. love this!

Celestial said...

This turned out beautiful!

iknitipurl said...

Very pretty indeed. The colors are perfect!

Margene said...

Love the color and the way you photographed the scarf. It would make a lovely stole!

Annie said...

Ooooo, that's beautiful. I love how it drapes as well.

PrincessPea said...

That is so pretty! I actually like the way the yarn has bled - it almost looks like it was dyed after it was knitted. What a lucky friend you have!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

So pretty on you! It looks like it would make a great wrap!

Kim said...

What a beautiful colorway!! Nicely done :)

said...

Renee, it's beautiful:)

YowlYY said...

Top marks from me too :) I think I have to add this to my queue, I have some nice Posh Yarn hanks that call for a pretty scarf...

lucy said...

Yes, gorgeous knit!

raining sheep said...

Wow. that. is. GORGEOUS. What else can I say. I love scarves and just really appreciate a good pattern. What a most beautiful gift for a lucky recipient.

kim said...

OOOh, I saw this on Ravelry. It's gorgeous! I don't think it's any the worse for having bled. It's truly luscious.

a friend to knit with said...

wow! spectacular! really really lovely.

Rachel said...

Stunning scarf! What a great match of pattern and yarn!

The Wooly Wumpus said...

Your scarf is beautiful, Renee! It's not hard to see that your friend would be thrilled with it! Looking forward to seeing the one you knit for yourself.

Alison Boon said...

What a beautiful Scarf and with a name like Crest of a wave just the scarf a sailor should knit.

amanda said...

oh Renee this is really lovely! Going to queue this pattern.

Knitterella said...

Wow! That is gorgeous!!!

skeinsherway said...

Very pretty finished object!

MRS MJW said...

That is just...just lovely. LOVELY. Love the color and the pattern. Did I say lovely?

Journeying Five said...

oh my goodness it is absolutely lovely. the lace work looks so intricate...i am working on a shawl with noro silk garden sock yarn and finding it takes forever because of the needles size and yarn! again, another lovely project for you!

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

this is such a lovely scarf...beautiful colour

Norma said...

Mmmm, it looks scrumptious!

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