Thursday, August 23, 2007

FO: Chevron Scarf


Chevron Scarf
Originally uploaded by knitswithasilentk
Thanks everybody for your enthusiasm for my scarf! I'm really loving it.

But today, I present a finished scarf - the Chevron Scarf! I started this back in May as good travel knitting. I finally finished it, and I wanted to show you last week as it was all done but the blocking. I broke out the new interlocking rubber mats I got from Amazon and laid it out down the hallway. I was feeling lazy, so I just spread it on a towel with my fingers, rather than pinning it. There is still a noticable ridge between the "feather" and the "fan", but oh well. When it was dry I wove in the ends.

Boy, is it hard to take a photo of yourself wearing a scarf!

Specs:

Pattern: Chevron Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: Socks That Rock, Prove It All Night (won in a contest) and Undertoe
Needles: Knit Picks Options, size 5
Mods: None. I just knitted in the pattern until I deemed it "long enough" and stopped.

5 comments:

Theresa said...

Looks great! Even the photo came out well.

KarenJoSeattle said...

Those yarns really work well together for that pattern.

I block and pin directly on my interlocking mats without a towel. I have 2x2 mats from Home Depot, so they may be a different, but mine don't absorb water and my pieces dry faster without the towel. Also, the surface is a bit grabby so just pushing into place works for some things.

You can always go back and pin out later. Sometimes you just need it done now.

R... said...

You look oh so lovely gazing out to sea! The scarf is gorgeous!

Macoco said...

The scarf is beautiful. I love the idea of the interlocking mats for blocking. Such a great idea.

Brenda said...

Great combinations of colors! Well done. Self-photography is hard, but your photo looks great.