Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Chevron Scarf

I had a nice relaxing holiday weekend; and now I have a finished object to share. I have finally finished my Chevron Scarf and it has only been about two months since I started knitting the darn thing.I am so glad to have this off the needles. I think this is the longest I have ever worked on one scarf. It felt really good to bind this sucker off and get it finished.

The model in the picture that accompanied the original pattern has the scarf wrapped around her head holding back her hair and draped around her neck. I tried it out that way but it looked goofy on me. Maybe I'm missing the cool hair do. I know I need to work on my own modeling - but this is about as good as it gets without a tripod. I think my scarf is a little wider than the original pattern specs. It is a little too wide for a head wrap so if I make another one for me - I might try to make the next one a little more narrow.

The photo above really shows off the edge that the yarn was carried up during the knitting. Not bad at all. Hopefully I can avoid snagging it when I wear the scarf - but at least I didn't have to weave in a bunch of yarn ends. The photo below is a shot of the front and back of the scarf side by side. The back really isn't that special and I usually don't like the reverse side all that much., but for some reason I really like the back of this scarf.


I'm hoping to knit another Chevron Scarf; I even have some Koigu in my stashed all picked out. I think I'll just wait a little bit before casting on another two month scarf project.

Project Info
Pattern: Chevron Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: Socks That Rock (medium weight); colors: Watermelon Tourmaline and Farmhouse; each skein 5.5 oz/380 yards 40 grams and approximately 133 meters
leftovers: Watermelon Tourmaline - 1.05 oz / 28g; Farmhouse - 1.20 oz / 34 g
Needles: addi TURBO -US# 5 (3.75mm)
Finished Dimensions: 6 inches wide/ 87 inches long
Pattern Modifications: 2 stitch garter stitch boarder added to each edge
Start Date: March 22, 2007
Finish Date: May 17, 2007

29 comments:

Stacey said...

That is beautiful!!!!!!!!!

Monika said...

Oh, so pretty! Makes me want to make one too! Well worth all the time you put into it. Wonderful color scheme! Oh and congrats on a FO! ;o)

Knit Masala said...

Wow, that turned out really nicely. The colors work really well together.

gilraen said...

Absolutely Fabulous!! I love it..........:)

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

LOVE IT!! So worth it, don't you think?! I so want to make another. I know what you mean about needing a little break in between. Love the colors of yours. Enjoy!

turtlegirl76 said...

Ooh! I really like the backside too! It turned out gorgeous.

Zonda said...

I like both sides! Just beautiful!

mel said...

ooohh! Just beautiful Shannon, I love those colors, and the detail shots of the sides and back. Definitely well worth the time spent!

Jessica said...

Go you! I've never seen a picture of the sides before. It looks gorgeous. You did a really great job!

Meghann said...

Gorgeous! I need to get off my butt and make one too......I'm lusting after all the pretty chevron scarves!

Sue J. said...

Oh boy, your Chevron turned out so beautiful! I just love it! Me, too, me too. I have one 2/3 done and yarn picked out for the next one. Very nice! Congratulations!

Red Rocket said...

That is just gorgeous! So worth the time. And the back looks just as pretty from here. Kudos!

Out of curiosity, how flat does it stay while your wearing it? Or does it do that edge curl thing?

cpurl17 said...

That is so cool!

Bobbi said...

It's so pretty! great choice on the colors!

Deb said...

Simply beautiful!

Stacie said...

those colors are so great! what a project... I am not of fan of knitting scarves... they just take too long, doing the same thing over and over... but that one was worth the wait!

Bezzie said...

I'm with STacie--that was worth the wait! Beautiful!

Mom said...

Congrats!!! It really turned out nice. Front and back both beautiful. Do you block those kind of projects? I was wondering if I would need to block my shawl??

Patty said...

Your scarf looks beautiful!

I can't beleive that I just wound my STR yarn in the same color for my Chevron scarf on Friday. I haven't cast on yet because I'm on a pair of socks.

Are you sure you weren't sending me some kind of ESP signal?

michelle said...

i heart your chevron scarf! and i have some str just waiting to be one!

Batty said...

Beautiful! In spite of all the different colors, it looks harmonious and elegant. Love it!

angelarae said...

Girl, that scarf is gorgeous! I knew it would be. Congrats on finishing!

Ang

Nik said...

Beautiful. I keep seeing finished Chevron Scarves all over bloglandia.

Beth said...

Gorgeous! Definitely on my to-knit list. :)

Twisted Knitter said...

Breathtaking! It's gorgeous I love the color combo.

elizabeth said...

I love it! You will wear this a lot, I'm sure! I still haven't woven in the ends on mine, I'm just so darn glad to have it DONE!

Andi said...

I love your chevron scarf! These would have been my second choice of colors. I'm hoping to get the same spectacular color waves with my two.

Ava said...

Ohhh, love the scarf and pix! The chevron scarf should have been my travel project. Live and learn.

zoom said...

Your colour taste is exquisite. If you were going to make this scarf in the same yarn, but with Fire on the Mountain as the first colourway...what would choose as your other colourway?

(I'm a Libra, and I have Options Paralysis Disorder. I am overwhelmed by all the stunning colours. I need your help!)

Thank you.