View Full Version : Leaf Lace Scarf
05-17-2006, 10:07 AM
:D OMGoodness, can u believe it, I've got 2 projects on the needles!!! Yes, I know.... :shock: UNBELIEVABLE :shock: !!!! I couldn't help myself, I had to knit something with the yummilicious Bamboo yarn (http://www.kpixie.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=104) that Lonnie gave me for our anniversary. So, I put down the socks (2nd sock, not quite done :shock: ) and began knitting the Leaf Lace scarf found in spring/summer 2005 Vogueknitting (http://www.royalyarns.com/ptrn/VOG/VK-SS-2005/F-34.html) (it's the pink one in the middle). This is a very fun knit, I've altered the pattern a bit by using Annie Modesitt's double knit edge stitch (used in Backyard Leaves from Scarf Style & Alison's Scarf (pdf file) (http://www.modeknit.com/blog/alisons_scarf.pdf)) which keeps the scarf from curling inward...Annie is a genious with such things ;)
I'm off to knit :D
05-17-2006, 10:12 AM
I think the scarves in the latest issue are so pretty! I ordered some lace yarn from Knit Picks and just got it in the mail the other day. I plan to knit at least one of those scarves. I LOVE knitting lace. :XX:
05-17-2006, 10:44 AM
Looks great so far! I tried to be a monogamous knitter and that just didn't happen!
I love your outdoor pictures of knitting!
05-17-2006, 11:29 AM
:D Thanks! Celine, which yarn did you get from knitpicks? I've used alpace cloud before, it was quite nice. I will admit that I love knitting lace design, but I'm not very good with lace wt yarn :rollseyes:
LOL, I've always been monogamous with whatever art/craft that I've done, I get all weird with more than one project going @ the same time...it's bugging me now that I've got 2 going....WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?! :rofling: :roflhard: But, AHHHHHHH, this bamboo is just too fun to knit with; I think that I could knit with SWTC yarns forever :thumbsup:
05-17-2006, 11:45 AM
You are shocking me with two projects on the needles!!!!! I guess you can't depend on anything anymore in this crazy world :roflhard:
It is beautiful yarn Rebecca and I can see why you wanted to use it. That happens to me too.
05-17-2006, 12:28 PM
You are shocking me with two projects on the needles!!!!!
:shock: I KNOW :shock: It's killing me, I can't do it for long....how do ya'll survive with so many things going @ one time, I'd be a complete WRECK :roflhard: :rofling: I'm helpless, am I really a knitter?!
Oh, it is such yummmmmmmy yarn, I'm taking my time knitting this scarf bc it's such fun to knit with this yarn :D
05-17-2006, 06:04 PM
That looks incredible so far! I love :inlove: the colors. (And they match so nicely with the mulch! :rofling: ) Can't wait to see it finished!
05-17-2006, 11:11 PM
Now that I've picked myself up off the floor from the shock... this is the second time in less than 2 weeks that you've had 2 projects going... I feel the fabric of the space/time continuum beginning to shred... :roflhard:
Great looking scarf BTW! :thumbsup:
05-17-2006, 11:42 PM
That yarn is gooooooooorgeous!
And HOW do you knit only one thing at a time? HOW? :??
05-18-2006, 12:28 AM
05-18-2006, 12:29 AM
Two projects at the same time? :fingerwag:
I'm shocked, shocked, to discover this! :rofling:
I know what you mean about the siren song of some new yarn though. I got some KP Alpaca Cloud a week or so ago, so I can make Mom a Candle Flame Shawl... I've got so many WIPs right now I'm running out of cables for my Boye's set (maybe it's a good time to get those rainbow Denise's). I'm trying to be firm with myself and finish something before I start the shawl, but every time I touch that yarn I just want to start knitting with it!
Well, your newest project looks likes it's gonna be incredible, enjoy it.
05-18-2006, 07:29 AM
Rebecca, I bought the lace yarn called "Shimmer" from Knit Picks. I got the "Happy Dance" color choice. Has rasberry, pale yelow and orange in it..very pretty and colorful. :happydance:
Somewhere in one of my newer knitting magazines I saw a choice of three beautiful lace scarves. I think I will end up using it on one of them.
Right now I'm knitting a Noro handbag..so when that's done I'll start the scarf. I have two projects on needles now and I seem to do well when I have two projects going. More than that and I end up losing interest in one of them. :XX: :XX:
05-18-2006, 08:36 AM
Wow, your scarf looks beautiful. I love the double-knit edging... that's such a clever idea!
Do you do K1, sl1wyif, k1 on the right side or the wrong side?
05-18-2006, 10:38 AM
Ooh gorgeous! I love all these nice patterns everyone is doing lately :)
05-18-2006, 11:20 AM
:D Thanks everyone! Bamboo is just a joy to knit with, the colors in this yarn are just stunning, the color is called "parrot" and it looks exactly like a parrot, I have a parrotlet with the same coloring, it's just beautiful...I LOVE IT, gotta have more of it, I want all colors....a new addiction :D
LOL, I am stunned that I have 2 wip's on the needles, I don't know how ya'll can do it with so many going....I'd be nuttier than usual :roflhard: :rofling:
Celine, is it the same Vogue knitting from spring/summer 2005?
Kristi, this is Annie Modesitt's answer to scarves rolling inward & it works like a charm. I 1st discovered it knitting Backyard Leaves from Scarf Style, but since it's readily available online with the Alison's Scarf pattern (pdf file) (http://www.modeknit.com/blog/alisons_scarf.pdf) I will share it with you: on every RS row's 1st and last 3 sts: k1, slip 1 wyif, k1; on every WS row's 1st & last 3 sts: slip 1 wyif, k1, slip 1 wyif It's very easy to get into the groove doing this st combo & the edges look wonderful.....Annie Modesitt is the KNITTING QUENN :thumbsup:
YUM! That yarn is gorgeous. Is it SWTC bamboo or something else?
05-18-2006, 11:49 AM
Girl, you know it's SWTC ;) I LOVE SWTC :thumbsup:
05-19-2006, 12:29 AM
Becka--thanks for sending us to all those great online patterns--love love free patterns!! :heart:
Jan in CA
05-19-2006, 12:50 AM
That is just so pretty!!
05-19-2006, 02:25 AM
That is so pretty! I love those colors!
05-19-2006, 11:31 AM
:D Thanks, everyone! I should have already completed this scarf, it's a pretty fast knit, LOL, but I'm still on the 1st half, knitting ever so slowly bc I LOVE THIS YARN!!!!!
You are welcome, Trudy ;)
05-20-2006, 10:29 AM
This is completely gorgeous!! :inlove:
05-22-2006, 04:02 PM
I just wanted you to know I probably open this page at least once a day to see that pretty scarf! I've even shown it to non knitting friends! Beautiful!
05-23-2006, 05:21 PM
:D Thanks you guys!!
Goodness, pixy, that's so sweet!! You made me blush :blush: !! It's really an easy knit! Why don't u give it a go ;) it's really fun to make :D