Can you believe it, I ran out of yarn for my Westerwick cardigan! All my own fault of course, I ordered one instead of 2 balls of one of the pinks and I had to re-order last week. I'm really hoping it comes in today's post as I am suffering from a bad bout of start-itus and I can't settle on a new project, nothing feels RIGHT :(
So I've had a week Westerwick free and I had to fill it with some sort of interesting knitty diversion. I decided on a scarf rather than a new shawl so that I would be able to finish the project and not have something languishing on the needles.
So I chose a beautiful Shetland lace scarf by Zena Thomson from A Legacy of Shetland Lace that was published late last year. It is a fantastic book with 21 patterns, mostly scarves, some shawls and 2 gorgeous lacy cardigan tops.
The pattern I chose was the Gilda Scarf which is on the cover of the book. To me it is quintessentially Shetland Lace and I fell in love with it immediately.
The shawl is knit in Shetland Cobweb, but as I had Jamieson and Smith Shetland Supreme 1ply to hand I used it, though it is a little finer than the cobweb used in the book. I did use the 3mm needles asked for as I wanted an airy lace scarf.
So after 8 days of knitting I was able to graft my two halves together (not badly but not great either!) and block this little gem.
The scarf is 16" x 48" and is as light as a feather (28g).
I even managed to get some rare blue skies to photograph it against!
Which is even stranger considering yesterday morning looked like this!!!