Tuesday, August 10, 2010

FO: Gray Lace Scarf


Ever since my sister saw my Lace Ribbon Scarf that I knit for myself last year, she has been asking me to knit a gray scarf for her also. I didn't really want to knit her the same scarf that I had so I was looking for something unique to make for her birthday this year. This past spring I purchased the new St-Denis Magazine and I really liked the Bright Stripes Lace Scarf and decided to make it in a simple gray.

Pattern: Bright Stripes Lace Scarf by Kat Coyle from St-Denis Spring/Summer 2010
Yarn: St-Denis Nordique in Silver
Needles: Size US 7

I must confess, I was a little bit frustrated with this when I first started. I felt like mine didn't look anything like the picture of it in the magazine - I am a tight knitter but seriously, the one in the magazine looks like it was knit on size 1 needles. I was also making mistakes and because I was giving this as a gift, I wanted it to be close to perfect. Needless to say, it looks so much better after a good blocking, of course.

I really liked the yarn. This was the first time I used Nordique and it reminded me of an old fashioned wool, kind of like something my grandmother would use. I was surprised that it wasn't particularly soft when I first felt it, but when I was knitting with it it was very lofty and it blocked out beautifully and softened up a bit. And I absolutely love the color. I really like the way this scarf turned out - and my sister was so happy that I finally knit her a gray scarf!!

An impromptu hug from my son.

3 comments:

Rainy Daisy said...

So pretty! I was wondering about the St. Denis yarns. Thanks! It looks like a great yarn for lace too - nicely defined.

Sue said...

Oh it is so pretty, what a beautiful pattern and the color is quite nice too.

Anonymous said...

Hi! This is a really beautiful scarf, I'd love to try knitting it. The link to the pattern seems to be outdated though...would you happen to have the pattern in pdf or know where to find it online? Thanks! All best to you, your knitting is very inspiring!