So, I finished up my second ’12 in 2011′ item last month, and when I originally put my list of 12 items together, I had a specific person in mind for this little number.
May I present, the Aria Delicato!
I cannot begin to relate how much I loved knitting this scarf! The designer is unbelievably amazing and talented, the pattern was so clear and well written, the yarn I used was so scrummy to work with, and the end results were beyond my expectations! I was actually kinda bummed when the knitting was done.
Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss Fingering Weight (70% Merino, 30% Silk) in the color ‘Sea Spray”
Needles: US Size 3
Mods: The only mod I made was I did 41 repeats of the lace pattern instead of the 38 the pattern called for.
Size: After blocking – 8″ wide x 47″ long (pre-blocking size – 5.25″x33″)
Even without being stretched out, I really liked how the pattern was coming along as I was knitting – it could almost be worn without washing and blocking it. This is the perfect spring/summer/early fall scarf. It is so lightweight and delicate, it adds just enough warmth to make a chilly evening comfortable.
Before washing and blocking
After washing and blocking
I’m just so thrilled with this little project (can ya tell), and even more pleased it came out so well, because the recipient is someone very sweet. Teensie is my Poppa’s special traveling companion, and has become someone very special to us all (and I can’t wait to meet her!!).
Poppa & Teensie (how cute are they??)
Here’s hoping that this little scarf keeps her warm when the evenings are cool this summer.