Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Specifications

Here's what g.bella says:

Okay, in reading the comments I see you all would like more specs on this, so here you go! The yarn I used for this is about 600 m/100 g to a skein, 100% silk laceweight (you can find it here), and I didn't use all of it (about 15 g. leftover) - it's a great project to show off more expensive laceweight yarns that you might only purchase one or two skeins of. It's written for laceweight (any laceweight really), and could also be done in cobweb or fingering weight. I haven't tried it in cobweb or fingering weights, though, so make sure you have plenty of yardage just in case. In laceweight worked as written in the pattern, the finished dimensions are about 60" by 15" without fringe. It can easily be widened or lengthened (or vice versa) by adjusting the number of repeats.

Finally, I would say this pattern is totally doable for beginning lace knitters, as long as you can read a chart. Techniques used include: knit, purl, yarn over, double yarn over (explained in the pattern notes), slip slip knit, knit two together, purl two together, and knit two together through the back loop. There are no increases or decreases along the edges and the border is a very simple yarn over stitch pattern. Any of these techniques may be found, often with photos, in online tutorials if you aren't sure of how to do them.

**Important Revision: The second sentence of the last paragraph on the first page should begin as follows: "Repeat rows 1-76 of all sections in the chart..." instead of "Repeat rows 1-76 of Sections A through B..."


Needles: 2.75 mm (US size 2) at least 24” circular recommended.

1 comment:

Elaine said...

Hi I can't really join the KAL as I started this lovely scarf over a month ago and am nearly half way through. I am using Posh Yarn Eva 2 ply. I bought 2 skeins (800yds)thinking that it would be more than enough. And with 20 rows to go to get halfway am panicking as my first ball is very very small! - so I am not sure if I will have enough to do the lovely fringing at the ends.