Peu de Pluie ScarfOctober 13, 2014
Often, I have two knitting projects going at the same time – one that’s so simple I don’t have to really follow a chart and can do it while I’m watching TV and one that’s complicated and requires attention. This pattern is one of those that requires your full attention. It’s lace knitting and a whole lot of fun, actually. I loved this pattern and the design and it was thoroughly enjoyable to knit (although I had to start it three times because of mistakes before I got really going with it). It’s knitted in two halves and then grafted together. Second half went much smoother.
Although I loved doing this pattern, I’m was not super happy with the outcome of this scarf for two reasons – no matter how much I blocked this scarf, the sides keep curling. Badly. If you look at the opening photo in this post, you can really see it. It really takes away from the finished look, because I don’t really care for skinny scarves. I blocked this baby twice and even steam blocked it with an iron, but the curling stayed despite the fact that the designer put purls on the edging to counteract the curl. So I’m not sure if it was just me or what.
Also, I have used Madelinetosh yarn for lots of projects. I realize it is a hand dyed yarn, where there will be slight differences in the skeins. And Moorland is one of my favorite colorways and I have used it before for my awesome Stockholm Scarf and my Guernsey Wrap. However, this time the difference in the skeins was amazing – you can see it in the photo above. The yarn was all purchased at the same time. I was really disappointed with this. It just has never happened before. Oh, well. I guess when it’s all wrapped around your neck you won’t really notice it too much. The Tosh is still super soft and squishy. I love it.