Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Branching Out

Branching Out was nicely blocked when I got home tonight (please excuse the hastily-contrived "pale background"!):



Pattern: Branching Out from Knitty by Susan Pierce Lawrence
Yarn: Stylecraft 100% wool DK in shade Ocean
Needles: 5mm straights (bamboo)
Yardage: Approx. three quarters of one 100g ball (240m / 260 yards per ball)
Pattern repeats: 39, I think!

This is a gift for a friend, I now need to finish off the bag in the same yarn :-) I'm definitely pleased with the end result on this scarf, it's amazing that you can turn a wibbly wobbly scrunchy piece of knitting into lovely lace with damp blocking.

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14 Comments:

At 6:28 pm, April 25, 2006, Blogger Rain said...

It really is amazing how it looks after blocking it.

It looks great.

 
At 7:11 pm, April 25, 2006, Blogger acrylik said...

It looks fantastic! One lucky friend you have there :)

 
At 8:07 pm, April 25, 2006, Blogger KnitYoga said...

Gorgeous! As you say, it's amazing how lovely lace comes up after blocking.

 
At 8:44 pm, April 25, 2006, Blogger Mandy said...

How wonderfully beautiful!! It is amazing how lace looks after blocking!!

 
At 8:57 pm, April 25, 2006, Blogger nanatoo said...

How lovely it is! Did you say that was your first lace? Well done. I couldn't do it, because I tried. 39 repeats too *shakes*

 
At 11:36 pm, April 25, 2006, Blogger Julia said...

Your scarf looks fantastic. Well done. Can't wait to see the bag.

 
At 1:11 am, April 26, 2006, Blogger dreamcatcher said...

Thanks everyone! It's my first "real" lace project and apart from one or two minor mistakes it turned out very well, quite a relief really!

 
At 1:17 pm, April 26, 2006, Blogger Seahorse said...

Looks fab!

 
At 8:23 pm, April 26, 2006, Blogger Cherry Rolfe said...

It is lovely. I like the contrast of strong colour, delicate fabric. Very chic. Let's see the bag then!!!!

 
At 2:10 pm, April 27, 2006, Blogger Cherry Rolfe said...

Re Point Five felting - I was making a teacosy - AM making a teacosy! - so I wanted a good thick fabric. I used 7.5 needles, getting 12cms x 10cms over 15 sts and 15 rows. After 10 minutes on a hot machine wash the swatch measured 9cms x 7cms and retains the thick/thin quality of the yarn in a good way! I am still needle felting into the teacosy but lots else has got in the way of finishing! Good Luck!

 
At 3:28 pm, April 27, 2006, Blogger Erin said...

That came out beautifully! I'm always amazed at what wonders blocking can do. You have a very lucky friend!

 
At 7:50 pm, April 27, 2006, Blogger Kendra said...

I love the colour it really makes the pattern of the lace stand out. I've been looking forward to seeing this since you said you'd finished on Monday. I was getting impatient! ;-)

 
At 9:06 pm, April 27, 2006, Blogger nanatoo said...

Did you like the last book?

 
At 12:54 am, April 28, 2006, Blogger Diane said...

Branching out looks absolutely gorgeous!...i did try that myself and liked the pattern but not in the yarn i'd chosen so it went into the frog pond :0)But i'm definately going to give it another go after seeing your fine specimen!The Cozy ...i'm ashamed to admit... only has an 8 row pattern, and every other row of it is purl!LOL So you can see i'm a lost cause! I'm gonna do it though , i will not be beaten :0)BTW green over all that yummy yarn again!

 

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