FO Liesel Scarf

Asbjörn's picture

I finally finished my Liesel Scarf by Mary Joy Gumayagay, after some mishaps and odd setbacks. I'm giving this to my mom on Easter Sunday. I started this project ages ago but only finished it Sunday and took it off the blocking pins this evening. I'm really happy with the way it turned out and it feels so soft and has wonderful drape to it as well. Even after my rocky start of it, I highly recommend this pattern.
Pattern: Liesel by Mary Joy Gumayagay
Made For: Mom
Needles: KP Harmony Interchangeables size US8/5.0mm
Fiber: 100% Wool
Fiber Weight: Worsted
Fiber Brand: Lion Wool by Lion Brand
Colorway: Winter White
Fiber Amount: 271 Meters (296 yards)
Finished Size: 150cm (59") x 23cm (9")

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scottly's picture

Lace isnt't really my thing

Lace isnt't really my thing either but that is a really pretty piece.

Scott

Asbjörn's picture

Before this project I didn't

Before this project I didn't know what my thing was, but after doing this I think I will attempt some more lace in the future. My next hurtle to get over is to knit something that isn't flat, I'm thinking gloves although I've been told it is better to start with mittens I have no use whatsoever for mittens. _____________________________
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RareSteek's picture

Steve, in this thread,

Steve, in this thread, mentioned that he is doing a scarf in the "Falling Leaves" lace pattern. Curious, I googled that name and in looking at pictures came up with at least 3 very different patterns. Is "Falling Leaves" the name of a traditional pattern and people have appropriated it for other patterns, or is it more fluid than that? If it is traditional, what is the original 'authentic' "Falling Leaves" pattern? And which one are you doing, Steve (or others who are doing it)? Thank you.

steve kadel's picture

i am just not that good at

i am just not that good at remember the specificity that some do on the site. i admire them for it. here's what i know:
it's called column of leaves and i don't know what's authentic
i got the idea from someone else on the site who had just finished one.
i got free pattern from http://brookenelson.com/leafscartpattern.html.
i'm using a softwist bulky yarn from berroco, 41% wool, 59% rayon (a little shiny) moss colore
size 9 needles
2 skeins 100g, 136 yds
just about done and ready to block (my first lace work and first blocking)

MMario's picture

well - I can tell you the

well - I can tell you the 'Column of leaves' pattern is traditional - the author who has made it currently popular may have reworked it some - but the pattern was published in the 1890's as a strip for a "quilt"

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

Interesting, I do recall

Interesting, I do recall hearing that Column of Leaves was based on an older pattern. It's really lovely, and the correct name of the pattern I would like to knit for one of my friends. _____________________________
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steve kadel's picture

thanks. btw how do you know

thanks. btw how do you know such things?

MMario's picture

In my case it comes from

In my case it comes from having no life. (truthfluly - I saw and read the pattern in a facsimile of the 1890-something book)
MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!
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RickMartin's picture

I thought you knew because

I thought you knew because you live in - or spend a great amount of time in - that century.

And what's with this math question I have to answer before I can post -"5 + 13" - how do I know - I don't have that many fingers!

RareSteek's picture

It is really beautiful. I

It is really beautiful. I also want to say how very much I appreciate all the specifications you took time to include with your message. I find it a great help to have the information re: yarn and weight, needle size, final dimensions and so on. It helps me to imagine whether or not I think I could do it, or want to attempt it etc. So thank you.

MMario's picture

Looks good; a very nice

Looks good; a very nice balance between the solid and open areas.
MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!
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Asbjörn's picture

Thank you, at first I

Thank you, at first I thought I blocked it a bit too "open" but once the pins were removed and I fluffed it a bit it looked much better. I think the detail of the leaves looks a bit more realistic that way. _____________________________
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crmartin's picture

Beautifully done! I'm sure

Beautifully done! I'm sure your mother will be very proud of it.

Randy

Kerry's picture

Your scarf looks beautiful,

Your scarf looks beautiful, you've done a great job.

PaxKnitter's picture

Excellent!! It's very

Excellent!! It's very pretty. I'm sure your mother will love it as much as mine has loved the one I made for her. My mother even surprised me by being confident enough to tell her small town friends that have seen and admired it that her son made it for her.

Peace,
Paul

Asbjörn's picture

Thanks Paxknitter, it was

Thanks Paxknitter, it was through your post here that I learned of this pattern and you offered some good advice to me while I was working on this project. I'm glad to hear that your mom is proud of her scarf and her son.
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ronhuber's picture

It is a beautiful scarf and

It is a beautiful scarf and you did a lovely job blocking it and taking pictures of it. Tucker is right, and I think you have that special eye. Have you studied photography? What a great colour and so apt - winter white. Give yourself a pat on the back.
Ron

Asbjörn's picture

Thank you Ron, I'm flushed

Thank you Ron, I'm flushed reading all these nice comments. No, I haven't studied photography; it interests me but I can't be bothered to tote a camera around and I can't take a good picture of our dogs (my favorite subject) for anything.
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purlyman's picture

Just in time! It's

Just in time! It's beautiful. I really like the display... Rob is right, you do a good job. It almost looks like it's fingerweight and done on 1s or 2s. Congrats!

Asbjörn's picture

I was rather astounded by

I was rather astounded by the lightness of the finished scarf myself, it's very soft and light. I think my Grandmother is going to be jealous when she sees it so I may just be casting this one on again.
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Wonderful job! And damn I

Wonderful job! And damn I need to work on photo taking! Your display looks great.

Asbjörn's picture

Thanks, it's good to here

Thanks, it's good to here from someone who has "been there" as far as this pattern goes. As for photography, this was the best out of like 12 shots (thankfully digital cameras don't waste film). Speaking of that, I tried to get one of our dogs to wear the scarf (a' la Tucker), but neither would have anything of it.
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steve kadel's picture

i really like it too. i am

i really like it too. i am just about done with my scarf, falling leaves lace pattern, i think. did you block that and if so how?

Asbjörn's picture

I wet blocked the scarf. I

I wet blocked the scarf. I washed it in cold water with wool wash (according to manufacturer's instructions), and then I rolled it in a towel to remove excess moisture leaving it very slightly damp. Then I put a thick towel on my ironing board (which has a thick, padded cover), shaped the scarf the way I wanted it, pinned it into place and allowed it to dry. I have a picture of the scarf during blocking at my blog (listed below) if you'd like to see what I did. If you were curious as to necessity, with this pattern at least I would say yes, blocking is quite necessary. Falling Leaves is a gorgeous pattern, I was thinking of making that for my friend Missy. I would venture a guess that you will be blocking that one when you are through.
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albert's picture

Well done! I admire your

Well done! I admire your persistence.

Asbjörn's picture

Thanks Albert, et al. I had

Thanks Albert, et al. I had a good time making this and finally reached the point where easy rows (all knit or all purl), are no longer a relief but an annoyance. I don't know what is next for me but I think I should try a shaped piece of sorts or some colorwork. Who knows?
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Raymiew's picture

I love that. I'm not much

I love that. I'm not much for lacy things, but I may have to give that a try. Nice job!

Asbjörn's picture

I'd recommend this pattern.

I'd recommend this pattern. Being relatively new to knitting, I did struggle a bit with this pattern at first but eventually I came to enjoy it and working on it became a comfort. I would actually daydream about it at work, anticipating getting home and working a couple rows of this pattern.
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