View Full Version : New lace scarf.. out of this amazing Italian mohair yarn *Photos added

03-02-2008, 09:17 AM

It's actually finished and blocked now and of course looks much better now that it is blocked. My camera battery is dead right now and I'll post another photo of the finished product later.

Here's the yarn.. it's a nicer color than this- the photo was taken at night and the light wasn't very good.

Yarn: Italian mohair Filatura Di crosa
I used one 40 gram skein and a small amout of another skein.
The lace stitch is from one of the Barbara Walker's stitch pattern books.

I'm mailing it as a gift for a friend's mother tomorrow.

03-02-2008, 09:20 AM
Oh wow! That is beautiful! I'm going to have to get that pattern book and some of that loverly yarn!

03-02-2008, 09:30 AM
Thank you. I do think that another lace stitch pattern could be made w/ only 1 skein? The yarn went really far.. even at only 40 grams per skein. My color of the yarn is: 273

This particular pattern had a cast on of 32 stitches.. I used a size 5mm size of needles.

sue in canada
03-02-2008, 09:46 AM
That is beautiful. Love the colors. You find such lovely yarns in that market. I love to look and drool over all your new purchases on your blog.

03-02-2008, 09:50 AM
Thanks Sue!

I recognized this yarn brand from when I used to live in Italy. So, I knew it was a great buy when I saw it and asked the price. It is sooooo soft.

This yarn is so pretty, that I absolutely would rather just let it sit in a pretty bowl and just be decoration. I have this yarn in 4 or 5 different colors. Every time we went back, we'd buy some more of the yarn.

By the way, if you haven't checked out my blog in the past few days.. there are some funny things on it. :roflhard:

03-02-2008, 11:03 AM
That is beautiful, so soft and warm looking!

03-02-2008, 11:13 AM
Looks beautiful :heart:

03-02-2008, 11:21 AM
Beautiful...amazing job as always!

I haven't tried that brand of yarn yet...tempting...*slap ordering hand until I finish these other projects*... :teehee:

03-02-2008, 11:38 AM
Thanks for directing us to your blog! I have been watching the video on Vincent van Gogh, and it makes me cry. I've always loved him and had no idea that song was written about him. What a wonderful experience to see all his paintings!

03-02-2008, 12:55 PM
Beautiful :)

03-02-2008, 01:09 PM
Wow! That sure is pretty! She's going to love it!

03-02-2008, 04:41 PM
Thanks again everybody.. I'll post a photo of the 'finished and blocked scarf' when I get off work.. battery is all charged now- but, no time before I go to work. :D

Pam, I'm so glad that you enjoyed the Vincent song.. I think it is a beautiful song.. and I was so happy that I found it after I wrote about the museum visit. It took awhile to figure out how to attach a song/video to my blog.. but, I kept at it until I figured it out.. because it was the perfect touch to the blog entry.;)

03-02-2008, 07:21 PM
Beautiful scarf! Nice work...

03-03-2008, 06:09 AM
Thanks.. I added some more photos in the first post.

03-03-2008, 06:22 AM
Wow that's pretty! Such adorable colours.

03-03-2008, 08:26 AM
That looks just beautiful!

03-03-2008, 09:56 AM
Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the colors and stitch pattern! What a lucky friend!!

03-03-2008, 11:04 AM
Very pretty!! I love the colors in the yarn...:yay:

03-05-2008, 01:35 AM
How beautiful!!!

03-05-2008, 04:11 AM
How lovely! I've used their yarns for scarves and shawls, and find it exquisite. Everybody should get to knit a least one thing with something that soft.

03-05-2008, 04:59 AM
I agree, it is sooooo soft.

I talked my friend that I'm teaching how to knit into buying some.. she has a few skeins of it too. I'm trying to help her be a 'fearless' knitter.. and she's really enjoying learning all sorts of things. I have her learning a lot of stitches.. because, I know that many people when they first learn to knit.. stick with either just knit or knit and purl.

I've already had her making a lace scarf.. (we used yarn slightly thicker than the yarn that I made this scarf out of).. and she did really well. Sent it off to her sister for her birthday. I just explain how 'easy it all really is'.. or make something up in a stitch that I want her to try.. and then she wants to try it too- because she sees what I've made. Works everytime. She's working on a cable scarf right now.

03-05-2008, 07:32 AM
Beautiful yarn, perfect scarf to show it off.

03-05-2008, 08:06 PM
oh that yarn is so pretty!! i love the pattern as well. you did a great job.

03-06-2008, 07:16 PM
Oh, your scarf is sooooo beautiful!! Great job! I love the yarn and color!

03-07-2008, 05:48 AM
It is beautiful!:inlove:

03-07-2008, 06:16 PM
:aww: Thanks for all the nice compliments!

The scarf has been mailed to my friend to deliver to his mother in the future.

03-07-2008, 10:03 PM
How funny is that -- here is a scarf I made last year, still waiting to be blocked. Looks almost exactly like yours, I even used the same kind of yarn!!

03-08-2008, 06:54 AM
That is so pretty! I love it.. 'a twin scarf!' Fraternal twins though.. :cheering:

What is the stitch pattern that you used? I have another skein of the yarn to make myself a scarf with the same yarn.. I loved the color so well- that I went back to buy some more yarn.

03-08-2008, 11:05 AM
It is called Overlapping Waves, from the Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns. I thought about just doing a couple repeats of the pattern inside stockinette, but ended up doing 4 repeats of just the stitch pattern. Then my intention was to knit or crochet a border around it, but I liked it as just the plain pattern so much I just left it that way. Isn't that yarn fabulous? I have a couple more balls in my stash I am waiting for the perfect pattern for.

03-08-2008, 06:57 PM
Yes, the yarn is wonderful and can only be described as YUMMY! Yummy for the eyes, and yummy to the touch, and yummy while knitting it... :D

I think that I have that book. My scarf came about.. because I decided to 'practice' a few stitch patterns in the yarn to see which one that I liked to make a scarf out of.. liked the 'first practice' stitch so much.. I didn't take it out and used it as my 'scarf pattern'.. ;)

If you don't mind me asking.. how much did your yarn cost? Just wanted to know if I got a bargin? Paid too much? Or just about right.

03-08-2008, 07:19 PM
Oh wow, let me see... it has been a while since I bought it, and I didn't keep the receipt.... I would say it was in the $6 to $8 range. How much did you pay, if I may also ask?

03-08-2008, 08:00 PM
I paid $6.00 USA.. however, when I did a search.. on the Internet.. I found the same yarn.. but, in one solid color and it was $9.00 and I know that the 'multi-shaded' types cost even more. So, I figured it would cost about $12.00 for the type of yarn that I did use.

I loved the way that the yarn knitted up so much- that I went back and bought 3 more colorways that I liked.. just so, I'd have it. Problem is.. the yarn is so special.. that I feel that I need to 'find' just the perfect stitch or pattern to use with it.

03-08-2008, 09:00 PM
I know what you mean. There are patterns I've seen and thought maybe I would use this yarn... but I'm still hanging on to it! Someday I'll find "the one"!

03-09-2008, 06:15 PM
Lovely scarf!

03-09-2008, 06:59 PM
Aha ! Another lace addict? I am just beginning, but adore your work. Nice yarn choice and a fine lace. This week I am trying to master bobbles, as I saw a fine scarf walking by in Paris with clusters of bobbles on the ends of the scarf. It was great looking. They rather looked like grapes and were most attractive.

03-09-2008, 07:12 PM
Simply stunning! Your work is always so lovely and such good quality. Keep up the fantastic work!!!

03-10-2008, 08:13 AM
Thanks all!! :muah:

I want to start another lace scarf.. but, right now.. I'm in the middle of another project that has got me hooked and I'm working on it all the time. I was even knitting and walking home from a medical appointment the other day.

Yes, on the streets of Seoul, South Korea and YES.. people were staring at me. I just figure I'm entertainment.. :roflhard:

I kept a little girl quiet and absorbed in my knitting, while we were both in the same waiting room. She squatted down so she was eye level with the yarn/knitting in my lap. It was so cute. I put a photo of her on my blog holding my newest knitting project. She kept talking to me in Korean.. I had no clue as to what she was saying.. but, I'm sure she was saying.. "WOW, that is so neat!"