Friday, December 26, 2008

Parade of Christmas Knits: Mom's Scarf

When I announced on my blog, via an open letter to my family, that I wasn't planning any Christmas knits unless something was requested (which then became a bunch of BS, because I did lots of Christmas knitting), the only formal request I received was from my mom - in the comments.

She said, "Oh my, a Christmas without a knitted gift? - I, for one, am not going to stand for it. I have a new pink (light) coat that needs a nice light, fluffy scarf, and if it sparkled, even better. I absolutely love getting knitted or any handmade gifts, so there's a hint for ya. Love, Mom"

To which my sister responded: "Mom's kind of pushy isn't she?"

But I said I'd take requests, and so I appreciated the direction. I set about finding the perfect yarn. I settled on Tilli Tomas Flurries - a 100% Australian Merino with small European glass beads. It exceeded my expectations. I really loved the feel of the yarn and would definitely consider using it again for another (small) project.
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I choose an open pattern in hopes of eeking as much length as I could out of the 3 skeins I had. My worries on yardage were for not, because there was plenty, and if I had to do it over again, I would make the scarf a bit wider.
Mom's Scarf
But I love the results, and was mighty tempted to keep this one for myself.
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The Specs;
Pattern: Diagonal Lace Scarf (Ravelry Link) (worked over 21 stitches until I felt it was long "enough")
Yarn: Tilli Tomas Flurries in color Lilies (a bit less than 3 skeins)
Needles: US 10

1 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Knittripps said...

How pretty and luxurious!

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