Monday, October 05, 2009
Knit Like An Estonian - Peacock Tail and Leaf Scarf
The alchemy of a blob of knitted lace, a long soak, and a good stiff blocking never fails. This gorgeous creature slid off my new blocking wires last night.
It's the Peacock Tail and Leaf Scarf from Nancy Bush's Knitted Lace of Estonia. The peacock tails are the larger ones, of course, and the leaves the smaller. The color variation from lilac to mauve is really there. You're seeing is the added magic of Jojoland Melody yarn.
Melody, a fingering-weight wool, is heavier than the lace-weight called for in the pattern. I tried to compensate by using larger needles. It's open and lacy enough but we lost the effect of the nupps. Can't see any nupps? Click on any photo to enlarge. The nupps are in the center of the little leaves,coaxed and prodded during the blocking process. Still can't see them? Yeah, they don't pop in this heavier yarn. If I were to make this scarf again with fingering-weight yarn, I would substitute beads for the nupps.
That's a minor quibble. The color and the pattern are a happy combination. .
It almost makes winter worth it.
Posted by Helen at 8:43 AM