And unfortunately, this is one of the gifts I can’t fudge on, my mom’s.
I started with some socks using this yarn. I didn’t the like the pooling, and I knew the colors weren’t really my mom’s favorites. Rip rip rip
Next, I moved on to an entrelac scarf with this yarn. Didn’t like the way it looked at all. Rip rip rip.
After that, I used the same yarn to knit a Feather and Fan scarf. For the most part I liked the way it was looking. Then, when I saw Celeste earlier this week, she pointed out something I was surprised I missed. The sides of the Feather and Fan pattern are imbalanced because the first side has two knit stitches (technically k2togs) followed by a YO, the second side has a YO followed by three knit stitches (a knit, and then two k2togs). I knit exactly following the pattern, but the pattern itself had that error in it. Besides that, I’m not sure I really like the actual scarf. The yarn is a very heavy weight with lots of tweed bumps, and the texture is almost a boucle. So it’s a little novelty yarn feeling and looking. The scarf is currently blocking, but I don’t have very high hopes, so in lieu of all this, I’m enlisting you to help me choose a new pattern.
Obviously most of you don't know my mom, but I think any of these patterns would be great for her, so just let me know which one you personally love and why.
If I made this I'm considering omitting a repeat, but I need to check finished dimensions first.
This is a gorgeous piece. I would also consider making this a repeat or two smaller across.
3. Party Lace Scarf
Project from Kellelynne
This project is lovely. My one concern is curling, which has happened with the other scarves I've given her. Maybe a three stitch garter border on each side.
4. Three Sisters Scarves # Two
Project from cindym
Love this photo and the project itself.
Any thoughts on these patterns?