Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Red Hot Scarf

The Candle Flame scarf is done! I finished it earlier this week and then gave it to my friend Tracy (she of chenille scarf fame) this morning as a belated birthday gift.

The yarn is more of that wonderful Malabrigo merino worsted in the Amoroso colorway. The pattern is here, and I knit it pretty much according to pattern except for two little mods: I started the scarf by casting on three stitches and continuing the pattern from row 2, and instead of decreasing by S2,K1, PSSO, I used a S1, K2tog, PSSO just because it's easier to do. I also added little tassels made from the tiny bit of yarn that was left over. I gave the scarf a very light steam block to keep the ends from rolling under. I really like the textural, bumpy quality and didn't want to lose that.


Bea said...

Pretty, I'm sure your friend will love it!

Nettie said...

It's lovely, very project spectrum appropriate too. I love the look of the back side as well.

Cactusneedles said...

That's a great color! Very cheery! :)

Windansea said...

Thank you! She did love it. She skis, so it'll get used even though we rarely need wool here. :)

Sarah-Hope said...

Thanks for sharing this pattern. It's in my queue now.

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