Saturday, May 17, 2008

Stork's Nest Scarf

Pattern: Stork's Nest Scarf by Nancy Bush published in Piecework magazine Jan, 2008

Yarn: Cherry Hill Suri Alpaca

Thoughts: I loved the pattern, easy and quick knit. The yarn on the other hand pooled badly. If you look at it from a distance it seems badly stained with big pools of blue and pink. Yuck! I just don't like variegated yarns for knitting.

Here is the pattern detail, pretty little thingys blending into one another.

The "wheel" picture of the finished Forest Path Stole. Same yarn and color way as the scarf, different dye lot. I think that it did not pool on the stole due to the pattern.

I also finished the body of Medieval Tapestry sewed the armhole steeks and picked up one sleeve last night. The sleeves are knit from the top down. Looks like it is going to be a fast knit. I like it lots.


Tan said...

They're both beautiful. I just tracked down a copy of the Jan Piecework at Black Sheep Wool. They're sold out online.

Lorette said...

Very pretty, even with the pooling. I don't like variegated yarn for anything but socks. In socks it doesn't bother me in the least.

fleegle said...

I think they look gorgeous...I can't really see the pooling. It just looks like soft color variation.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Fleegle; the color variations are so soft and subtle that any pooling is purely subjective and could be attributed to a trick of the light. Beautiful job on the scarf and the stole.

jackie said...

Oh my! How very stunning!