View Full Version : FO: Falling Water Scarf & Fingerless Gloves

10-08-2007, 06:27 PM
Another Christmas gift -- this time for my sister-in-law. I loved making this scarf. It's a beautiful pattern and an easy knit, with just enough detail to keep it interesting. I had some yarn leftover, so I improvised a pair of fingerless mittens based loosely on the Knitty pattern, Dashing. The scarf pattern is here (http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~bsennott/Falling%20Water%20Pattern.pdf) and the yarn is Merinos Otto Shadow in Dusky Rose.

10-08-2007, 06:55 PM
Those are beautiful! and I love the color - they will make a great gift!

I wish I could figure out how to "improvise" mittens like that!

10-08-2007, 10:56 PM
Both are beautiful!!
Would you be willing to share the fingerless glove design?
If not - that's fine. I just think they are so pretty.

10-08-2007, 11:04 PM
Slim, they look great!! Beautiful work and the yarn is gorgeous! I love the matching fingerless gloves :inlove:

10-08-2007, 11:23 PM
They are really beautiful!

10-08-2007, 11:28 PM
What a lovely gift! I'm inspired to try some gloves. Thanks for sharing.

10-09-2007, 01:50 AM
Slim, as usual, your choice of pattern and yarn is impeccably tasteful...and wonderfully knit as well. You seem to have mastered the art of blocking, too. Your work always has such a polished appearance!

Thanks for including the link! This pattern is now on my to-do list!

10-09-2007, 03:39 AM
I think this will be the first piece I knit for me, after the holidays. It's so beautiful!

10-09-2007, 06:13 AM

10-09-2007, 07:35 AM
What a lovely gift! Your "improvised" mittens look fantastic as well. That's definately on my "to knit" list!

10-09-2007, 07:44 AM
[quote=Skater;978410]Would you be willing to share the fingerless glove design?quote]

I'm glad you like them. They're so simple it's almost embarassing. I experimented with various rib patterns for the wrist, but ended up just using 6 x 2 rib all the way. I cast on 40 stitches on size 7 dpns and did about 4 rows of 6 x 2, then switched to the falling water lace pattern for the backs of the hands (16 stitches). I did 2 pattern repeats, then worked the thumb as for Fetching (here) (http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/PATTfetching.html), then 2 more pattern repeats and finished with 4 more rows of 6 x 2 rib. Quick and easy!

10-09-2007, 08:04 AM
Wow! Gorgeous!! Love that you created the fingerless glove pattern as well. Great job!

10-09-2007, 08:38 AM
I love them both... they are very pretty...:happydance:

10-09-2007, 08:50 AM
Very pretty. Thanks for sharing the pattern link-----another to-do!

10-09-2007, 08:51 AM
Just LOVELY!!!

10-09-2007, 09:34 AM
I love aran knitting! Looks very nice!!!:inlove:

10-09-2007, 10:16 AM
Wow Slim that is so lovely I have just printed off the pattern which is going to be my next project for my mum x

10-09-2007, 02:24 PM
Absolutely stunning! :notworthy:

10-09-2007, 04:01 PM
:inlove: great job on the set!! i am amazed when people can just 'wing it' and combine elements from different patterns and create new ones. the scarf and gloves are beautiful!

10-09-2007, 04:04 PM
Beautiful job, Slim.

10-09-2007, 04:07 PM
Beautiful work. :)

10-11-2007, 11:17 PM
Those are just lovely! :inlove:

slightly addicted to yarn
10-12-2007, 12:36 AM
They are both beautiful - colour and pattern, which it is so kind of you to share, thanks!

10-13-2007, 04:16 PM
That is a lovely set. It looks so soft and warm.

10-13-2007, 04:29 PM
Those are soooo gorgeous!

10-13-2007, 09:14 PM
The set is spectacular! :woot: I love lacy patterns knitted with chunkier yarns (and the other way around, too). Great job. Enjoy!!

10-14-2007, 06:32 AM
So pretty!

10-14-2007, 05:25 PM

My daughter would love that set. Hmmmmm.
I love all this inspiration!



10-14-2007, 06:34 PM
What a pretty pattern, great job!

10-15-2007, 10:29 AM
What a beautiful gift! Lovely design and colour! :yay:

10-15-2007, 03:18 PM
They're both gorgeous! Good creative thinking, to use the scarf's cable pattern in the fingerless gloves!

10-15-2007, 03:54 PM
Great work and sooo creative of you! You are one smart lady. Darn it, now I have another thing I want to knit. This site is going to ruin me for a social life because all I will want to do is knit. I know several people that would just love this, including my daughter. Thanks for sharing. It's now on my list as well.

10-15-2007, 04:11 PM
That is so beautiful! I just joined this site today, and I've already bookmarked two patterns to make - someday!

10-15-2007, 04:20 PM
That turned out great. Thanks for the link - I do not know who yet, but someone will be getting that for a Xmas gift.

10-22-2007, 02:27 PM
THese are gorgeous!!
The look of yours is definitely "chunkier" than the pattern, so I'm assuming you did not use a fingering weight yarn. I looked up the Merino and it appears it is a worsted weight. Am I correct in that?
I was wondering if you thought I could use the Knitpicks Andean Silk. It is listed as a worsted weight (96 yds/50 g ball and gauge shows 4.5-5 sts=1" on 6-9 needles). If you think this would work, what size needle would you use, and also how much yarn would I need to make both the scarf and the mitts?

My daughter has asked me to knit her a scarf and fingerless mitts for Christmas, but she is VERY picky about the "scratchiness factor" of most yarns. I've heard the Andean Silk is super smooth and cozy. I've had a really hard time trying to find a matching set of scarf and mitts.

10-22-2007, 02:50 PM
You could certainly use the Andean silk, would be a very nice choice. As to needles, anything from size 6 to 10. The larger needles will give you a lacier effect, as well as being wider. The st pattern is a multiple of 8 plus 2 sts, plus the garter edge stitches, so just try out the pattern for about 2 repeats on different sizes to see which you'd like best. I think you'd need about 3-4 balls, depending on how long/wide you make the scarf.

10-22-2007, 02:55 PM
:inlove:I LOVE those.

10-22-2007, 03:40 PM
I'm in love! Thanks for the link to the pattern. I like your version better as I really like the yarn you used. Great job!

10-22-2007, 04:11 PM
Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for posting the pattern. I have been searching for the perfect lace scarf pattern to go with some yarn I purchased. cloud9

10-22-2007, 06:45 PM
Both are beautiful - love the color!:cheering:

10-23-2007, 08:03 AM
THese are gorgeous!!
I looked up the Merino and it appears it is a worsted weight. Am I correct in that?
I was wondering if you thought I could use the Knitpicks Andean Silk. It is listed as a worsted weight (96 yds/50 g ball and gauge shows 4.5-5 sts=1" on 6-9 needles). If you think this would work, what size needle would you use, and also how much yarn would I need to make both the scarf and the mitts?

Thank you. You're right, the Merinos Otto is a worsted weight. I think the Andean Silk would be perfect, and would drape beautifully. I used size 7 needles, which gave me 5 stitches to the inch, and about 3-1/2 100-yd. (50 gm.) balls for scarf and fingerless gloves. I hope you'll post pics -- I'd love to see this scarf in the silk!

10-23-2007, 12:15 PM
Simply beautiful! I will need to make those as well!!

10-24-2007, 04:08 PM
That's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the pattern, too!

10-25-2007, 09:38 AM
Just lovely! Great job on the set.

10-25-2007, 09:58 AM
That's a beautiful set! And the yarn really shows the pattern :cheering: