I bought 3 hanks of Malabrigo Lace yarn during a big end-of-year (2010) sale on that Dizzy Sheep website. ($7.69 for one hank!) Three different colorways, one each. My first experience with this yarn, and it was very very difficult to find something to do with the yarn. I'm not used to futzing with lace weight yarn. Anyhoo, after many a stab at many a scarf pattern, I finally found my old standby pattern (Green Gables
) was a good match for this troublesome colorway. Chocolate and Blueberries, I call it.
I knit half the hank for this scarf, and started the Leaf Lace Scarf
with the other half.
These two scarves will be gifts for Laila and Fiona, my granddaughters who are sisters.
Here is the "Malabrigo Gables", as I call it, it's 7" x 47" after rigorous blocking with blocking wires:
For as wide as it is, don't be fooled about the weight of it! It's as light as a feather, and very gossamer-like.
I'm very happy with it! The girls think they are going to 'share' this scarf (their suggestion, not mine)...they wanted the scarf on any condition...but they don't know that gramma started another scarf using the other half of the yarn.
At the point where the scarf weighed the same grams as the remaining 'ball' at the the other end, I had to assess my next step. Knit a scarf using ALL OF IT...that would clearly be way too long...knit a scarf using 3/4 of the yarn and have a yarn remnant that's no good for anything...or STOP HERE at halfway, and hope that I can block the 40" out to 50". Well, I almost made it, and I think 47" is a great length for a young girl. It's the kind of scarf that's 'jewelry'...not a scarf intended for sub-zero weather.
Each scarf was an expense of $3.85!
My Rav notes
I worked for over an hour futzing with this blocking effort!