Sunday, August 12, 2007

FO: Argosy Scarf

I took some photos of the finished Argosy scarf at Mum and Dad's house. There was no way I was going to wear a wool scarf around my neck in August, so I got some kind trees to stand in as models.

Pattern: Argosy by Vyvyan Neel
Source: Knitty
Materials: almost 3 balls of Jaeger Wool Silk in colour #373
Needles: US 4/3.5 mm straights
Started: August 2, 2007
Finished: August 11, 2007

I got the yarn from Annie's humongous stash. I knew it was special yarn the moment I saw it. She kindly gave it to me and I started googling the yarn to find out how other knitters have used it. I quickly discovered that this yarn has long been discontinued and it has very little Web presence, so I set out to figure out how I could use it on my own. The silk and wool blend screamed lace scarf and after a quick search on knitty, I settled on trying out Argosy. I am very pleased with the finished product.

I am constantly fascinated by lace. I don't understand how someone can come up with a lace pattern -- it's just completely unfathomable to me. I know which stitches I'm knitting and I understand why I'm knitting them and how they work up into a lace scarf or shawl, but I can wrap my mind around sitting down and writing up an original lace pattern. It's fascinating and, who knows, maybe someday lace will all make sense to me.

I'm thinking about putting this scarf aside and keeping it for a Christmas gift because I definitely don't need a scarf in August.

Up next, photos of those injurious tab top curtains.


  1. How very pretty! But I'm with you on the lace thing. It amazes me that someone saw string and sticks and thought "I know, I'll use these to make complex and delicate lace". Just boggles the mind.

    You still coming our way? I'd love to meet up with you if you have time.

  2. how lovely! this is great :)


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