Beaded Scarf

teejtc's picture

I just got back from a week in Michigan's Leelanau peninsula (a few pics and links to the wineries we visited are on my regular blog at: http://tenclay.org/blog/2007/10/27/219/) . . . wonderful.. I wish it wasn't over :-( Anyhow, I did get some knitting done though. This beaded scarf may be my favorite!

The pattern is by Deanna K. Van Assche ($6.50 at our local shop).

I used sz. 6 needles instead of sz. 5s (like she called for) and Rowan's 4-ply 100% Merino, sock weight yarn.

The pattern starts on the outside ends and finishes with a 3-needle bind-off in the middle. I've never knit with beads before but the process is essentially the same as tatting with needles so it didn't take long to pick up. I don't know if this is a pattern that's easy to find or if its a local one. If you can't find it let me know and I'll see if I can help. I also decided that it was a little short and did a yarn over in place of the beads to knit an extra 20 rows at the end of each half. Some might think it's strange but I thought it might actually be more comfortable having straight knit on the back of the neck instead of the beads.

Grace and Peace,
`tim

Comments

Thor's picture

THAT IS SO BEAUTIFUL!! I am

THAT IS SO BEAUTIFUL!! I am almost ashamed to continue making my sister-in-law's scarf as is and to find and switch to the pattern you did! You must be very proud!

BuduR's picture

Elegant was the first word

Elegant was the first word to come to my mind. Knitting and wineries in the leelanau, very nice!

steve_c's picture

WOW indeed!!!

WOW indeed!!! Tim, what a stunning result! Great colours. I for one would be really interested in getting the pattern - it calls out the name of a friend who would look great in it.

Bill's picture

WoW!! ...that's elegant!

WoW!!
...that's elegant!