I decided to make a birthday gift for one of my best buddies (for her ending-in-zero birthday). I asked her what colour/s she’d like (without totally giving it away, but not very well, heh!) and she said teal green or blue.
I had a bit of a dig in my stash and came up with (I hope) the perfect yarn! And I wanted a relatively simple pattern, a bit of lace but not too much, and one that would use up as much of the yarn as possible.
And this is what I came up with:
Pattern: Faultline by Gabriella Henry (one of my blog buddies, SweetP!). She designed and sold this pattern to contribute to the fundraising after the Christchurch earthquake(s) last year. Knit sideways, with a geometric lace pattern, it was the perfect choice. And a nice quick knit too. And it’s not to late to purchase and have your donation counted for Christchurch.
Yarn: Fleece Artist Sea Wool in (I think) Marine. A lovely blend of teal, blue and purple, which of course I cannot capture accurately in photos! The skein was 122g at the start, and I used all but 9g. I got through 11 increase repeats, and then started the decrease repeats. If I was making this again, I would do another half repeat increasing, and then start decreasing. I think if I’d done that this time, I would have used all the yarn!
The yarn is a70/30 blend of merino and sea cell – interesting texture, not as soft as I thought it would be, a little bit crunchy even. It blocked out beautifully though.
Sticks: KnitPicks Options, 4mm. I’d think about using bigger sticks next time as this made quite a short scarf – just over a metre long before blocking. But once I stretched it out after a nice long soak, the garter stitch relaxed beautifully and now it is a nice 1.65m (65″).
Time: 9 January -30 January 2012.
I’m very happy with it – I hope Helen will love it too!