Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Earth and Sky

Here's the finished Sisika Scarf:



I'm actually really pleased with it, though I can't say I'll be running out to find crazy-ass variegated yarn again any time soon.

In the end, my version was shorter than the pattern suggested it would be and, because I was working with a double strand of yarn - from 2 balls simultaneously - I was extra-concerned not to run out of yarn. I probably could have got one more six-row repeat out before the closing sequence, but I wasn't gonna chance it.

What do you think?

22 comments:

  1. That looks great! I love the way it flares out--looks as if it will fill the neckline of most coats to very satisfactorily block the Toronto winter cold.

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    1. Thanks. It is very warm. Apparently, silk is the warmest fibre... (That can't be true - I must be making that up.)

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  2. I really love it! The variegated colours are very soothing and beautiful.

    (btw, I love looking at your knitting posts, despite my own complete lack of knitting knowledge)

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    1. Kat - it is soothing! Thanks. I so appreciate your readership - esp. on a topic that is foreign to you.

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  3. This is beautiful! Is it difficult to work from 2 balls simultaneously??

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    1. Not difficult, but fussy. You need more space to line up the balls and to prevent them from crossing. You also need to pull the yarn from each ball individually (a few tugs from each) and then knit the slack from each ball simultaneously. It is important to maintain good tension. Also frogging back is a bit trickier. But I can't say it was hard. Just fussy.

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  4. It is absolutely gorgeous in the pics proving that sometimes you just have to press on and hope for the best.

    Lois K

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    1. Thanka Lois. You do have to press on :-)

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  5. Its lovely Kristin! I've never worked much with variegated yarn (besides crocheting a cotton washcloth back in the day) and love the results on this.

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    1. Isn't it pretty? I'd recommend it on an occasional basis :-)

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  6. It looks great! Very sophisticated.

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    1. I know! It's kind of fancy, after all. Thanks :-)

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  7. Wow, lovely! And what a great brooch too! :)

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    1. Thanks Jo. I got that brooch like 15 yrs ago at Banana Republic, of all places?!

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  8. How pretty! It looks almost like the sun hit it in a few spots to bleach out the colour in the picture. It looks sooo cozy but not overwhelming (my usual fear with scarves)

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    1. It's true! It's a bit sun-bleached. It's not overwhelming, though I was worried it might be.

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  9. I absolutely love it - it looks very natural to me in the organic sense - I think it will be a great addition to your wardrobe! Great job! I don't think it is too short!

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    1. Thanks Pam! I think the length is good but I'm glad it's not any shorter. I like the drape around the neck that a little extra length facilitates.

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