Completion

YugiDean's picture

I have finished the Column of Leaves scarf. I was a bit uneasy about the blocking and even found myself trying to convince me that I didn't REALLY need to. boy was I wrong. Prior to blocking, the scarf still looked great, but after the blocking was done, I jut looked at it and thought, "Okay, I get it!" This scarf pattern was a bear at first, but in the end, it taught me more than I ever thought. Becuase I had to pay such careful attention to what I was doing, I really learned what the different stitches look like, I learned how to undo completed stitches, even the more complicated ones (i.e., SKPSSO) without jacking up the finished product, and I learned a little bit about not panicking... That last one still needs a little work. When you see five stitches fall off your needle, it's hard to keep a cool head as you watch them shrink. ;-)

In any case, here are the FO pics.

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crmartin's picture

Absolutely beautiful. You

Absolutely beautiful. You did a magnificent job.
Randy

YugiDean's picture

Thank you very much!

Thank you very much!

Asbjörn's picture

Very nicely done. I think

Very nicely done. I think yours is better than the ones pictured on the pattern's website.
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YugiDean's picture

Well thank you!! That's

Well thank you!! That's very kind! :-D

YugiDean's picture

So basically, I used the

So basically, I used the following on this:
Needles: US 7 / 4.5 mm
Yarn: Plymouth Galway Highland Heather (very nearly 2 skeins)
And I don't really know the gauge. It was a worsted yarn on size 7 needles, and the pattern is (usually) 39 stitches across and is to measure 6" wide, so I'd guess 6.5sts/inch???

The pattern can be found on Ravelry as mentioned by gnewgnitter, or you can check out this site: http://brookenelson.com/leafscarfpattern.html

That page also has links to patterns for a hat and fingerless gloves with this pattern, but I don't like them, so I won't be knitting them.

:-D

VillageKnittiot's picture

There's a free version of

There's a free version of this pattern on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/brookes-column-of-leaves-knitted-scarf-pattern. Looks great YugiDean! I'm easing into lace patterns. I hate counting!

Asplund's picture

Great - it's beautiful!

Great - it's beautiful!

YugiDean's picture

Thank you, gnew and asplund.

Thank you, gnew and asplund. :-)

purlyman's picture

That's absolutely beautiful.

That's absolutely beautiful. I know I keep saying it, but I need to try a lace type pattern. But I'm just finishing up a pair of socks and am in the middle of a sweater. Do tell us more about the pattern and details!

YugiDean's picture

Thank you very much! A

Thank you very much! A sweater? That's too ambitious for me just yet. Heh.

MMario's picture

I was looking through some

I was looking through some old pattern books (I mean *OLD*) - and ran across this pattern! Seems it was published as an afghan strip in the 1890's.
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YugiDean's picture

LOL 1890s! Wow. I wonder

LOL 1890s! Wow. I wonder what it would've been like to actually be the first person to make up a pattern. Ha!

JDM511's picture

It looks wonderful. It must

It looks wonderful. It must give you a real sense of accomplishment to look at the finished product.

Jim

YugiDean's picture

It definitely does! And

It definitely does! And thank you!!

Lee Griffiths's picture

That really is a beautiful

That really is a beautiful pattern. And the work is executed wonderfully - very even tension, etc.

But, like the others, I'd love to know the guage, yarn, where to get the pattern, etc. Also, did you find this to go quickly or slowly for you?

YugiDean's picture

Well, it went VERY slowly

Well, it went VERY slowly the first time I started this. After ripping it out and starting over, I found that the 8-row pattern would take me about one full hour to complete just once. By the time I approached the end of this project, though, I was completing one 8-row section in about 40-45 minutes. I'm not a very fast knitter, so I was proud of that speed. Obviously, the more distractions that were around, the more slowly I knitted. The same could not be said for a mindless project like a simple k2, p2 rib or something. Heh.

greenmanmknz's picture

That is a great pattern.

That is a great pattern. Let me know how / where to find it please. Your work looks just wonderful, I'm about to start a project with yarn overs for the first time, wish me luck. The last time I tried a pattern with them it came out looking like a topographic map!?! So I choose an easier pattern that time (gifting deadlines just can't be moved in December).

YugiDean's picture

You'll do fine! The first

You'll do fine! The first time I did a yarn-over, I was like, "Uh, that can't be right. It's all floppy and just out there..." LOL

Absolutely gorgeous

Absolutely gorgeous work!!

Was this your first lace project?

YugiDean's picture

Yes it was! I didn't

Yes it was! I didn't realize at the onset that this was classified as a lacework project. I'm sure that if I HAD known it, I might've been even more apprehensive to tackle it. Heh.

V's picture

This came out really great!

This came out really great! The blocking process is a must for scarves especially with open stitches like this one. I finished a similar looking scarf which I'm about to block right now, will post it soon. Great work!

YugiDean's picture

Thank you! Yes, there are

Thank you! Yes, there are some scarves I've sold that I really wish I would've blocked. I can't help but wonder how much better they would've come out if I'd done that!

MasonM's picture

Wow! That's awesome

Wow! That's awesome looking.

Mason

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YugiDean's picture

Thank you. :-D

Thank you. :-D

This is really beautiful and

This is really beautiful and I love the colour, but you forgot the details we need. Yarn? Needle size? Pattern?

YugiDean's picture

I hated the color at first,

I hated the color at first, but it definitely grew on me. Heh.