Finished - Vine Lace Scarf

Alas, I am done. Inspired by those how do lace work, I am dipping my toes further in. Enjoyable scarf to make with fingering wt yarn from Sarah's Yarns.

I learned that lace work stretches more (I mean, I did not tug it either) so the scarf is longer than the 60" I wanted (8.5" by 72").

Back for a repeat photo shoot is Tucker my dog. Note the form, posture, and drama oozing. He looks like a peasant woman. Dang he is a talent!

Anyway...this is from Barbara Walkers Treasury of Knitting Patterns (the first book I mentioned).

Attached is an...attachment...for another angle.

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Craig's picture

Excellent work and that

Excellent work and that model of your's is just amazing

V's picture

Pretty good job on the lace

Pretty good job on the lace scarf! Love your model!

Kerry's picture

Beautiful scarf......welcome

Beautiful scarf......welcome to the dark side ;-)

Aaronknits's picture

VERY nice!!! I may be trying

VERY nice!!! I may be trying this one next. I have the perfect yarn in mind for it too.

I'm a bit jealous that you can get your dog to be such a good model!!!

PaxKnitter's picture

Inspirational!! Beautiful

Inspirational!! Beautiful work! Great canine performance, too. Is he up for an Oscar, this year? Surely Best Supporting Actor, I'd think.

Your pooch looks more like

Your pooch looks more like the noble, strong, quite-type, maybe out of Jane Austin - or Woody Allen, depends.... very nice scarf! Very nice doggy!

gardenerstitch's picture

Beautiful scarf, and be

Beautiful scarf, and be careful, Tucker may start making demands in his contract!

Asplund's picture

Irresistible! Asplund


crmartin's picture

Beautifully done, Tucker is

Beautifully done, Tucker is a natural! I also love your new photo, very handsome guy you are.


Well, I learned a few

Well, I learned a few it was not fast to complete.

On NYE, without any booze, I was 3/4 the way thru and I do not know what I did. I made so many mistakes and could not figure out how to fix it. So....I unwound the whole thing and started over. Rick Martin suggested to use a piece of constrasting yarn periodically (run thru the open the stitches). I should have but did not know. It is something I will do in the future so that if I have to I can unwind the work and it will stop at the point where the yarn is...just a tip for others who did not know this.

As far as Tucker, all I have to do is say "Let's take a picture for Grandma" and he thinks it is fun. I think he will draw the line at socks tho......

potterdc's picture

NOOOOO! We want to see

NOOOOO! We want to see Tucker in socks!!! :-)


Think less, enjoy it more.

BuduR's picture

Awwww he loves his grandma,

Awwww he loves his grandma, I find that sweet in any man, be it human or beast.

MWK's Token Estrogen-American

potterdc's picture

Ain't that somethin'! Way to

Ain't that somethin'!

Way to go! The scarf is beautiful, and Tucker the dog is way cool. Too bad "Men Who Knit and the Dogs Who Love Them" is already in print! Tucker could be the centerfold.

Jonathan in DC

Think less, enjoy it more.

BuduR's picture

Beautiful scarf :) How do

Beautiful scarf :) How do you get him to stand so still? Most animals I have had won't put up with the indignity of being dressed up for the folly of those who feed them.

MWK's Token Estrogen-American

greenmanmknz's picture

The scarf looks great, I'll

The scarf looks great, I'll be trying to see it on the other links you listed as well. And I have to agree that Tucker looks great modeling for you. I wonder how Bubba would like it if I try to get him in front of the camera. Mostly he is afraid of it all the time - aren't dogs the best?

I call Tucker Bubba...and

I call Tucker Bubba...and BubbaButt, Bubbalicious, Gomer, Goober, Puddin Head........................

Asbjörn's picture

That seemed fast! ...and

That seemed fast! ...and beautiful. And Tucker of course, giving his best Baboushka look.

albert's picture

Wow! Beautiful- and the

Wow! Beautiful- and the scarf is not half bad either. :)

scenter's picture

Very nice job! A few months

Very nice job! A few months ago you were telling us you were a complete novice, that ain't true any longer. Keep up the good work.

mikeracing77's picture

Amazing work on the scarf,

Amazing work on the scarf, quite remarkable. I really like the design there.

MMario's picture

that Tucker sure is a

that Tucker sure is a natural at the modeling.
Scarf looks great - and better LONGER then SHORTER!

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

purlyman's picture

Hey Rob... once again,

Hey Rob... once again, Tucker steals the show... but the scarf looks great!!

We checked out "I Love Knitting" today... cute place. They have some a great sale going on some 100% wool from Romania (skeins of it), 30% off $4.95. I think I remember paying about $7 for the same stuff at Strawberry Tree.

Like the new picture too.


A sale???????????/ Dang, I

A sale???????????/ Dang, I meant to go hunting yesterday but had to work on purging the junk from the house...which I did not do.

purlyman's picture

I think the sale they're

I think the sale they're having (on the particular yarn) will probably just keep going.

Get that pup an agent!!!

Get that pup an agent!!! He's a natural. The scarf is amazing. Looks like an interesting project to use as a foray into lace knitting. I've been interested in trying.


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