Monday, August 13, 2007

My Scarves In Progress

Here is the scarf I have been wanting to knit since doing the Eyelet Rib Cloth by Maile Mauch. I hope she's pleased with the results so far. I absolutely love this scarf. I've gotten a lot of positive comments from others who have seen it while I am knitting. I didn't stray far from the pattern Maile used to make the dishcloth...smaller border and just keep knitting. That's probably about as far away as I got. I haven't had a chance to talk to Maile yet about possibly posting the pattern for the scarf...since she is the designer of the cloth I used as inspiration, I would want to check with her first. She just had surgery and hasn't been online yet...I will find out ASAP if anyone is interested. Hope all is well, Maile! Get well soon...We sure miss you!


This is a close-up of the front. I wasn't sure about the varigated and considered frogging and changing yarns but I stuck with it til the pattern started to really develop. I'm so glad I did...I love this scarf and it will not be given or sold....IT"S MINE! I seem to be very partial to the varigated yarns...solids are just not as exciting to knit with in my opinion. Although, I must admit, this would probably be a beautiful scarf done in a pretty solid. It's the designer, she is a genius.

This is a close-up of the back side of the scarf. I love that it looks good no matter which side is showing. I also love the earthy tones of this yarn. I almost forgot to mention that this one was done in Bernat Softee Chunky. The color is Nature's Way and the best part...it was on clearance for $1.67! Can't beat that!

This is a scarf I've been working on lately as well. It's done in Lion Brand Wool-Ease. The color is Autumn. I originally bought this yarn for a scarf KAL but it just didn't work well with the pattern so I put it back for later. I decided to just do a 4X4 ribbing so it's a good one for semi-mindless knitting which is something I need lately. Once again, my dear Mother has mentioned how much she would like to have this one. I knit her a small lapghan a few years ago with this same yarn and since it matches....well, it's Mom logic...go figure. lol And this yarn was also on clearance....$2.00!



7 comments:

Tea said...

I like both scarves! The blue and brown colors work well together, I think. True, you have to let the varigated yarns work their pattern out before you really know how they're gonna look. The autumn scarf is gorgeous, and looking at it makes me want fall to come already! Hope you're staying cool in this heat. :)

Melanie said...

Thanks Tea...I am so looking forward to fall myself...temperatures in the 100s lately...YUCK!

Kandie said...

Both scarves are beautiful! I haven't tried a scarf yet. I love the autumn colors. You make me want to start getting ready for the cooler climates. :-) Keep up the good work!

CeElle said...

These are wonderful. Now is the time to be working on them, not when I need them! You gave me a little inspiration. Thank you!

Melanie said...

Thanks Kandie...scarves are great for take alongs...and can be mindless if you choose to do it that way and they're fun.

And Thanks CeElle...that's so sweet of you. I get a lot of inspiration from my fellow knitters but it's awesome to have someone say that about me.

You all really made my day.

Isabelle aka Tricotine said...

Those scarves look great! I like the varigated spicing up! And it seems like it is designing diamonds, doesn't it? Or is it just me... LOL

Isabelle aka Tricotine
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Melanie said...

Thank you Isabelle! And I didn't even notice that until you mentioned it. It does look like diamonds! I should have pretended I planned it that way...lol