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20 June 2007 @ 20:35
Montego Bay scarf finished!  

The Montego Bay scarf is finished. I had great plans to take photos of it on the rocks in Wales by some actual seaweed, but I completely forgot, so the trusty tree once more gets to show off a scarf.

This is it in all its glory - it's about 84" long when loosely stretched, long enough to go round my neck twice and still dangle to my waist. It's lovely to wear, very light (the whole thing weighs about 80g) and it drapes nicely.

The yarn is Seasilk from Piece of Beauty, colourway Rose Pearl.

It has a wonderful sheen to it, and the colours are beautiful.

I still haven't managed to train the cats to take photos, so no modelled photo. At least not by me. When I saw Mollie in the tree looking at the scarf I'm afraid I couldn't resist. She didn't seem particularly bothered.

I think pink is definitely her colour.

I've not done the fringe, I don't think that it needs it, and I wasn't keen on the plaited fringe on the pattern. So I've left it off for the time being, I may change my mind in the future though - there's plenty of yarn left. Or I could make another one.

I used 6mm needles, a wooden pair which came free with a magazine a while ago, and were just right for this - they gripped the slippy yarn better than metal would have done. The patten is from Interweave Knits Summer 07. I liked the pattern so much I've already cast on another one, this time in All Season's Cotton on 7.5mm needles - it's the yarn I got from Rowan with the Members Club offer, but I hated doing the pattern that came with it, this should do nicely instead. I think it's a pattern that could be used with a wide variety of yarns, with lots of different looks. And it's very easy.

hartleyhare on 20th June 2007 19:48 (UTC)
It is very very lovely! It suits Mollie, too : )

I don't think it needs a fringe either - it would detract from the delicacy of it.
minniemollknits on 20th June 2007 20:46 (UTC)
Thank you! That's pretty much what I thought about the fringe, I'm glad you agree.
land_girl on 20th June 2007 20:33 (UTC)
princessanna1 on 20th June 2007 20:40 (UTC)
Mollie is definitely a pink girl!
claire_smith on 20th June 2007 21:42 (UTC)
Oh, that's so pretty, and it drapes beautifully. :)
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