Friday, 15 July 2011

FO Friday 43: Willow Leaf Scarf











A nice straightforward transformation post today. From this:



Over the course of 6 days, washing and blocking, to end up as this:





I still don't know what this yarn is, which is a shame, as it is lovely: soft, easy to knit with, and a total match for the project, which is a scarf modified from Linda Choo's Willow Leaf Stole.
I did only 4 horizontal border repeats, to make it narrower; I picked up 60 stitches for the body, and knitted 6 stitches at each end of every row; and only 3 horizontal main/body pattern repeats. Then I just knitted the pattern til I felt I had just enough yarn left for the final border.

I'm pleased with this project: mainly because the other project I was making with this pattern had well and truly stalled: a combination of me thinking it was a chore and difficult, as the pattern was quite bulky to read (I can use charts now) and the yarn not being really the right one for the project.

As usual, many beautiful things to marvel at over on Tami's Amis ...

26 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous :) The yarn looks perfect for that stitch pattern, and it looks so soft and beautiful too

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  2. gosh, it's BEAUTIFUL! The pattern really does fit the yarn!

    I'm so very happy you bought this off me and gave it the home it deserves! bless you!

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  3. Lovely :) Pattern for shawl in the post btw.

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  4. Wow this is lovely and all done in 6 days! I feel so slow next to everyone else! It's a gorgeous scarf!

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  5. Ooh lovely. Awesome how the variegation doesn't interfere with the lace at all!

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  6. Beautiful pattern and well done getting it done in 6 days!

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  7. The yarn is gorgeous and the scarf is beautiful! Those are great photographs too... they look magical, almost elvish :)

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  8. I am drooling over that scarf, oh my gosh. The beautiful leaf pattern and gradual dappling effect of the yarn are amazing, and it looks beyond perfect photographed draped over flowers like that.

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  9. That scarf is GORGEOUS. I love the yarn choice for the pattern!

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  10. Very jealous! Great combo of pattern and yarn.

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  11. I agree completely with everyone who said "great yarn for the pattern" & "It's beautiful!" All true!

    I'm also admiring your photography skills -- the scarf looks great with your flowers.

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  12. Great work on the scarf- looks lovely!

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  13. Beautiful work - and super fast knitting, too! : ) It looks lovely.

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  14. You can't go wrong with a Linda Choo lace pattern, and that yarn and colorway put it over the top. Wonderful!

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  15. That scarf is beautiful! The yarn works perfectly!

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  16. I'm so impressed with your speed!!! It would have taken me *ages* to do that!

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  17. this is absolutely gorgeous :)

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  18. Wow you finished that quickly! And it's really beautiful. It blocked so nicely!

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  19. Very impressive that you were able to do this in such a short period of time. it's really very pretty.

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  20. That is gorgeous - particularly like the way you've taken the photo too! I'm still disappointed that FO Friday doesn't stand for Fuck Off Friday.... I could TOTALLY do that.

    Ali x

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  21. LOL Alison, although I could teach a sailor new swear words in RL, m'blog is a 'clean' area :-)

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  22. This is a very lovely scarf. Happy you got it all done. Take care and I hope you find out what this yarn is.

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  23. So pretty! I love the yarn. Too bad we won't know what it is. Well done!

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