Friday, February 09, 2007

Silk Garden Scarf

So this is the silk garden "lace" scarf. The pattern is from Weekend Knitting and the original is knit in Lopi. Here's my version:




Now I'm little unhappy about the rollage of the ribbing, but I think with some blocking I can wip it into shape. Which brings me to my next question...does anyone own blocking wires...are they worth the investment?

8 comments:

katia said...

Hey -- I own some blocking wires and totally love them. It makes blocking out long straight edges much easier -- you don't get the little 'puckers' from the pins.
Katia

Sherry W said...

Oh girl, you have to get blocking wires. It makes your lace so much easier to block. Knitpicks has a set that are nice and pretty inexpensive.

Chelle said...

I luv 'em. I don't need so many cat-enchanting T-pins and I can get a really straight edge.

I can loan you mine and you can try them out for yourself.

Laurie (Moo!) said...

Oh My GOSH! You really need to get yourself some blocking wires!

I got mine from Fiber Fantasy about 5 years ago. They make lace so much easier to block.

Good luck with your poor foot!

Donna said...

LOVING those colors!

I don't have the blocking wires, but it now sounds like something I have to get!

AmyDe said...

That is beautiful! How do you block all that lace without blocking wires girl?

Sner said...

I personally just went to Home Depot and got some fine gauge wire that I could bend at will. It is a lot cheaper and you can cut it to whatever size you like.

Elysbeth said...

Blocking wires are fab, whether you buy them, cut wire hangers, or go to your hardware store. On something that small you could just do Russian blocking.