Monday, November 05, 2007

Color on Color pt. 4, COMPLETE!

I started this Color on Color scarf designed by Kathryn Alexander from the Scarf Style book by Pam Allen back in early 2006 (or was it late 2005?). The wonderful ladies at Unraveled were hosting a kal. You can read earlier posts here.

This was my fist "large project" and I could not have completed it without help. I learned intarsia, fair aisle, i-cord, 3 needle bind off, how to pick-up and knit in another direction, and how to make button holes.

I used Merino Style yarn from Knit Picks. Merino Style is a nice yarn with beautiful colors, but if I were to do it again, I would have not used the red and pink. I would have dyed some yarn a fuchsia color and maybe a few other colors too. Or, I would have used the Paternayan yarn that was called for because it comes in so many many colors.

I would also have knit my i-cord longer and thinner. As it is, I ended up cheating a bit and braiding the pieces on the ends, otherwise this scarf would have still been sitting in a bag incomplete. I adore all the color, but I think this piece is a little too colorful.....and it looks like it belongs in the circus. Oh well.


Anonymous said...

I LOVE the colors on yours. I did as the pattern called for and now would prefer to have it a bit different like yours. Beautiful job!

gknitter in IL

maryse said...

congratulations on finishing it! it's beautiful. and that's a great idea using merino style yarn. i made one a couple of years ago using the yarn specified and that stuff was a royal pain in the ass.

seeing yours makes me want to try it again.

Fay Lynn said...

I am so happy you finished it. I just found mine the other day and had thoughts about getting it back out.

Maybe now I will.
It turned out wonderful!