Monday, October 30, 2006

ISE3 Progress Post 2

I'm traveling this week, but wanted to post my progress on the scarf for my International Scarf Exchange 3 pal. Here she is, off the needles but still curled.

ISE3 scarf, curled

Uncurled, she's over six feet (but under two meters) long. The pattern is My So-Called Scarf, worked in neck-friendly Malabrigo Merino in colorway Lime Blue.

To help control shazaaming, I knit from two balls alternately. The technique mostly worked. The scarf began with flattish navy blobs which turned into tallish navy blobs, continued with randomish navy stripes, and finished with roundish navy blobs. Had I used one ball at a time, I suspect there would be significant and ever-changing pooling and flashing.

Scarf begins with flattish navy blobs   Scarf continues with tallish navy blobs   Scarf continues with randomish navy stripes   Scarf finishes with roundish navy blobs

I've sent the scarf to my pal along with a few goodies – I hope she enjoys them.


Michelle said...

The stitch pattern is great for variegated yarns like the one you chose...I have a big skein of yarn that was gifted to me by my best friend (who doesn't even knit, but who displayed excellent taste by picking Schaeffer Elaine in a perfect-for-me colorway). I think after seeing your So-Called Scarf and a few others, I'm inspired to use that pattern to knit up this special yarn.

Jeni said...

I just got my scarf, I love it!!! I can't believe you were at Rhinebeck we could have met, I ventured out that way as well. Thank you so much for all the goodies too. Off to read more of your blog.