Sunday, January 19, 2014

Completed - Lace chevron scarf

I finished a project!  My New Year's Resolution is coming true!
This is a yarn I bought from the Braidwood Alpaca Shop, and it's a 4ply 100% alpaca wool.
The pattern was free with the yarn!  But it's a very simple 4 row repeat, using a multiple of 6 stitches plus 2.  I used 44 stitches for mine:

Row 1: K1, *YO, K2, K2tog, K2*, repeat until 1 stitch left, K1.
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K1, *K2, K2tog, K2, YO*, repeat until 1 stitch left, K1.
Row 4: Purl.

As you can see, rows 1 and 3 are basically the same except moved along 1 stitch.
I did this mostly while we were away in Adelaide recently, and finished it off today.  It seemed to take me a long time, but that may have been because it was kind of tedious.  I also am really looking forward to starting something new, but I still have to finish off something else first!!
The "chevron" is a little hard to see actually, but the K2togs make little chevrons if you look at it the right way.
It's just as long as my xylophone!  About 185cm.
After I steamed it, it flattened out and looked fantastic.  I love it!  Alpaca wool is so soft and beautiful, it drapes a bit nicer than sheep's wool in my opinion. 
Now let's wait for the weather to cool down so I can actually wear it!

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