Thursday, March 29, 2007

Scarf Review

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I joined the International Scarf Exchange, and started my scarf last night.

I looked at lots of different patterns, but I just couldn't get past the Chevron Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. And since I was too anxious to start to wait for Blue Moon to restock the mediumweight STR or for my LYS to reopen so they could sell me some Koigu, I started with the lightweight STR I had on hand--Lemongrass and Farmhouse.

So, tell me. How's it looking?


Also--FO Alert! I finished this pair of baby cable ribbed socks for my sister-in-law Cheryl. Just for no reason. Well, that's not true. She was COMPLAINING that I hadn't made her a pair yet...

The yarn is STR in Marbles.

24 comments:

Lynette said...

i think your chevron looks great so far. i bought lightweight yarn for my scarf also. what size needles are you using?

Emma said...

Oh, I am using size 5 primarily, but every so often I do a couple of rows on size 6, just to keep the colors moving along and not bunching up on the sides. It seems to be working so far!

sgeddes said...

I think the colors you picked re great! If I knit this again, these would be colors I'd want to choose.

I love your idea of switching the needle size every so often to cahnge the pooling. That is a great idea!

Lori said...

Love the chevron scarf! It's looking great!

craftyminx said...

It is very fun indeed! I'm trying to keep myself from buying copious amounts of natural yarn now. haha
Your scarf is looking great!

Larjmarj said...

The cable pattern really compliments the sock yarn, surprising but very nice. The scarf colors are perfect too.

K. said...

LOVE that yarn for the scarf, the pattern really makes it come out! And you just gotta love STR...I need to get my grubby fingers on some of that yummyness...

Knit and fall back in it said...

I don't know which is prettier, the socks or the scarf.

ruth said...

LOVE the chevron!!

Melissa said...

The scarf looks great, but the socks, WOW! I love the colorway. What pattern did you use?

Marianne said...

I think the scarf is knitting up beautifully!
Love those socks! She's the lucky lady.

Lynn said...

The chevron is lovely. It's on my to-do list!
As for those socks. OMG your sister in law is obviously a favorite person to have earned those!
Love that colorway. I'm such a STR fan. :)

Leah said...

I love those chevron scarves! Yours is no exception! It looks really great!

teabird17 said...

Those are amazing colors!! Very, very pretty. I'm doing a similar scarf (only with variegated) with size 6 needles, sock yarn, and much humming, because it's such a relaxing project.

Sheepish Annie said...

I really need to finish something! Or start something...or figure out a project to start. Nice work on the scarf and socks! Perhaps if I look at enough of the knitted goodness on other blogs I will find the will to finish something!

schrodinger said...

I think the scarf is looking lovely. The question is, do YOU like it?

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the socks, Emma! They are awesome! That will keep me from complaining for a while! I LOVE THEM! You RULE!

Hilari said...

Very beautiful socks! You did a great job!

Teal said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love the scarf.

BrownPants said...

Are you trying to make me jealous with all that STR name dropping? :)

katie said...

I really like that scarf! The colors are amazing together. And great socks, too!

midgeling said...
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Katherine said...

Beautiful socks! I have some STR in Marbles. Now that I see how pretty it is I may start Marbles socks next.

Macoco said...

The chevron scarf looks fantastic - I love the colors.