Thursday, December 3, 2009

Look, An (Almost) Finished Object!

Remember awhile back I started on the Brooke's Column of Leaves Scarf? It's finished, sort of.

The pattern says it needs to be blocked. Being new to lace knitting, I've never blocked anything before. I don't know if it would make much of a difference or not. Here's what it looks like now:
It's about 35 inches long and 6 inches wide. That's not a very long scarf, it's more of a neck warmer, but I just knitted until I used up the skein. It was worsted weight, 220 yards. With the lacey holes, it could probably have a couple of buttons added somewhere to keep it in place. Okay, expert knitters, let's hear your advice!


Crazy Lady with purple fingers said...

Love the scarf, keep wanting to knit one too, maybe after Christmas. Blocking makes a big difference and sometimes adds inches onto your scarf.

Marie said...

I like the idea of adding a button. You could add one at the end of the white area and use the yarn overs as button holes, pulling it tight or loose according to the weather.

Blocking will open the design up a bit more and might add a few inches in width plus height, but if you love the way the leaves pop out, then I would leave it as is. It's all about what you want; not what the designer says.


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