- Backyard Leaves Scarf by Annie Modesitt (from Scarf Style)
- Laines Du Nord Dolly Maxi, (from Elann.com) [100% merino wool],
color: 3000 (Eggplant), 4 balls
- US 9
- Completed 10 leaves on each half of the scarf, which left me with just enough yarn to seam the halves together.
- December 25, 2005
(in the car, Christmas day, on the way to Sister#2's house -- how's that for cutting it close?)
- The Dolly Maxi yarn was very soft. I enjoyed working with it, although it did have a tendency to split. Also, this yarn is composed of many thin, smooth, little strands and if one of them gets caught on something, good luck getting it worked back in neatly. This has happened a couple of times on this scarf already.
This scarf was a Christmas present for Sister#2 (shown above in her cute new shirt). It was a fun scarf to make once you get used to the lace pattern. I really liked the way the edges were self-finishing with an i-cord-like edge.
The one thing I did not like about this pattern was the way the two halves are seamed together at the end. The scarf is made in two halves (worked from the center to the ends) and then you sew together the cast-on edges. This would have been fine if the instructions had you use some kind of looser cast on that was easier to seam (especially since the initial cast-on is combined with the later cast-on at row 3). My seaming job was not great. It does fall behind your neck, but still.... Could have been a lot neater.
Also, I was kind of disappointed by the way the points of my scarf came out -- kind of stubby.