Lace Tipped Striped Scarf

Lace Tipped Striped Scarf

I finally got some pictures taken of my new "Lace Tipped Striped Scarf".

I really really like it. The colors are great and will add a dash of color to a blah winter outfit.

I knit this scarf using 2 balls of Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk DK and one ball of Rowan Kid Silk Haze on US size 4 needles.

The combination of dk weight and lace weight made an interesting, lightweight but warm texture. Its very soft!

I was craving something something striped to knit and this project was perfect! I like that there is a bit of lace detail on the bottoms to add a little interest, so that its not just plain old stripes.

I also think its so pretty how the yarn combinations make this scarf transparent when held up to the light.

Great pattern. Fun to knit. Fun to wear. What more could a knitter ask for?

"Closely Knit" knits

Lately I have been spending more time podcasting than blogging and I've realized that some serious blog updating needed to take place...
Here are some pictures of 2 new projects I've just recently cast on. Both are from the same book "Closely Knit"

This is the Cap-Sleeved Eyelet Top and I'm almost done! Tonight I am going to work on finishing the back and sleeves. I should be able to get some modeled shots up by this weekend...
This project is moving along quite fast, it is worked mostly in the round and the pattern is easy to memorize and follow.
I am knitting it up with Misti Alpaca Worsted and its soo soft. AND I was so pleased to find a color in this yarn that I loved besides green. I always, always want to choose green and I already have 3 green handknit sweaters!

Fall is in the air and I know that this top will be a great versatile wardrobe piece. I can wear it with jeans or a skirt, over a tank or long sleeved tee... the possibilities are endless!
Also.... The Lace-Tipped Striped Scarf....

This pattern is worked up in stripes using a DK weight and lace weight yarn. I chose Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk in a pretty vintage gold colorway and also Rowan Kid Silk Haze in....what else.... green!
At least I can think of a sweater or two to wear it with :)
I almost didn't want to take a picture of this project in its current state. I think that the lace stitch portion on the bottom is going through an awkward stage at the moment but will grow up to be a beautiful stitch pattern when blocked out...

One change I've made so far to this pattern is that I used the lace weight yarn at the bottom instead of the DK weight like the pattern called for. I like the looks of this better, plus I have more lace weight than I do the Sublime Dk.
It should turn out to be quite pretty...