Thursday, March 05, 2009

Handspun Chevron Scarf

I started this project because I was anxious to knit up a skein of yarn I had spun up over the holiday.The Yarn was a merino tencel blend. I enjoyed spinning the blend and wanted to see how it would knit up.

I started going though my pattern queue on Ravelry to find something that would work with the limited amount of yarn I had available. I found a simple Chevron pattern that called for one skein of yarn. I knew I had more yardage than a typical skein and if the pattern worked, I'd end up with a good length scarf.

The pattern calls for 25 stitch cast on and that creates two chevron repeats. I started with that and knit a few inches, but didn't really like the results. The pattern suggested casting on 37 stitches if you had more yarn; so I tried that. The 37 stitch cast on gave me three chevron repeats. I liked that a lot better so I knit the two row pattern until I ran out of yarn.

I enjoyed knitting with the merino tencel blend. The finished scarf is light and very soft and smooth. The tencel gives the yarn a sheen that is nice, but makes it hard to photograph. I think I ended up with a good length despite the limited yardage. I did try and block the scarf, but I'm not sure I got it quite right. I missed opening up some small areas down each edge.

Project Info

Pattern: One Skein Tapestry Scarf
by Knot Another Hat
Yarn: Geddesburg Handspun Yarn
250 yards
merino/tencel blend
Needles: addi TURBO US# 8 (5 mm)
Measurements: Length: 69"; Width 5.25"
Notes: Cast on 37 stitches

18 comments:

Monika said...

It's beautiful, it's gorgeous! I absolutely love this scarf! Very well done!

Trillian42 said...

Lovely! That pattern is just perfect for that yarn.

Andi said...

That is stunning! I love the striping with the chevrons!

Karen said...

Very pretty scarf! You picked a perfect pattern for your handspun!

cpurl17 said...

Gorgeous! the pattern shoes off the yarn perfectly.

Dave said...

Absolutely wonderful matching of yarn and pattern -- it's a beauty!

Mia Cronan said...

That is really beautiful! So glad I found your blog! :)

Deb said...

What Dave said! And another great idea for thes tiny skeins I keep winding up with!

turtlegirl76 said...

Ooooh pretty! What a great pairing of yarn and pattern!

Zonda said...

Gorgeous!!

Jen said...

I really love this scarf - the color, pattern and texture combine perfectly!

mom said...

Lovely pattern and the color really worked up nicely.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! And I just love your handspun!!

Annalea said...

Awesome. The scarf is sooo pretty, and I really love that you've shared a pattern that can be used with handspun. I've got a few little skeins around that could become one of these. :o) Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

Love that scarf
mdknitr

Jewel said...

Pretty!

Esoteric Knitter said...

oh my, gorgeousness!!

Ava said...

the pattern and yarn colors are beautifully matched. Do you have a picture of the original roving?