WIP: Petal Edged Scarf

I wanted a quick, flirty, feminine gift for my former supervisor.  When I learned how to knit in November of last year she was one of my biggest supporters/admirers.  We don’t work together anymore as at the end of June this year but I still wanted to give her a handmade knit.

I found this pattern on Ravelry; it’s something I think she’d like.  My goal was to finish it over the Labor Day weekend, but a cold stopped me from doing that.  I was able to put in a few rows today and so far I’m pleased with the result. After blocking, the lace-work on the side will be more visible.  Blocking will also help the petal points to lay flat.

Project Details

  • Name: Petal Edged Scarf

  • Designer: Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark
  • Yarn: KnitPicks Merino Style in Kenai
  • Yardage: 3 balls at 123 yds each.
  • Needles: Yarn label asks for size 5 but I’m using size 8 so the lace work wouldn’t be too tight.  Now I look at it, I still have to loosen my grip — even with needles three sizes up, my stitches are still tight.  😯

I’m using this project as my Wednesday WIP project in the WIP Wednesday meme with Tami and the other ladies.  Check them out.  The projects range from simple to intricate but they’re always fabulous. 😀

If anyone is reading this post tonight, I’ll update the links in the morning so you can see the group’s work.

33 thoughts on “WIP: Petal Edged Scarf

  1. Paula @ KnitandSeek September 7, 2011 / 5:12 pm

    That’s pretty cool — I’ve never seen that pattern before. I’m sure your friend will love it. Hope your cold disappears quickly!

    • Nicky September 8, 2011 / 12:22 pm

      Thanks so much Paula and thanks for dropping by. I’m feeling much better today!!! 😀

  2. Cheryl September 7, 2011 / 4:49 pm

    Oh, that is so so pretty! I love the colour. What a lovely gift, I can’t wait to see more!

    • Nicky September 8, 2011 / 12:22 pm

      I can’t wait to finish it. I want to see it blocked so bad. 😛

    • Nicky September 8, 2011 / 12:24 pm

      Thanks Nic. The consistency in my tension surprises me sometimes because I hold/work my needles in a really awkward way — I move the working yarn with my entire hand instead of with my index finger like the pros do. So far so good though … 🙂

  3. Denise September 7, 2011 / 3:54 pm

    Very pretty scarf. I like the pattern and color your using.

    • Nicky September 8, 2011 / 12:26 pm

      Thanks Denise. 🙂

  4. Vanessa September 7, 2011 / 3:37 pm

    I love that pattern! It’s going to be a very flirty scarf indeed.

    • Nicky September 8, 2011 / 12:26 pm

      Thanks. The recipient is a flirty 75 year old I know she’ll rock it!!!! LOL!!!!

  5. Frieda September 7, 2011 / 3:00 pm

    That’s a very pretty pattern , love the colour that you chose for yours .I’m sure she’ll like it .
    BTW thanks for all the project info , your doing a great job enabling as well 😉 …

    • Nicky September 8, 2011 / 12:27 pm

      Thanks Frieda.

      What can I say … enabling is what we knitters do to each other … 🙂 😉

  6. Calophi September 7, 2011 / 12:44 pm

    Looks like it’s going along smoothly! Can’t wait to see it as you knit more.

    • Nicky September 8, 2011 / 12:28 pm

      I’m so stoked to finish it. I’ll see how much more I can crank out this week. 🙂

  7. Minding My Own Stitches September 7, 2011 / 11:50 am

    You’re doing great for how recently you picked up needles! Your former supervisor is sure to love it.

    • Nicky September 7, 2011 / 12:05 pm

      Thanks so much for your encouragement. Sometimes I look at other people’s projects and wish I could be half as good then I remind myself to enjoy the journey from “grasshopper” to master. 😀

  8. chrisknits September 7, 2011 / 9:49 am

    Oohh, I like that pattern. Can’t wait to see it develop.

    • Nicky September 7, 2011 / 11:16 am

      Me too!!! 🙂 I was thinking of using it as my “One A Day” project, but I’m really anxious to see the end result. 😛

  9. Karen September 7, 2011 / 9:38 am

    So pretty! It will be a great gift.

    • Nicky September 7, 2011 / 12:01 pm

      Thanks Karen. I really hope she likes it!!!!

  10. Sam September 7, 2011 / 8:56 am

    This scarf is lovely, a very pretty pattern!

    • Nicky September 7, 2011 / 11:15 am

      Thanks Lady!!!!! 🙂

  11. Joan September 7, 2011 / 8:18 am

    Great Pattern….I need to keep this one in mind!

    • Nicky September 7, 2011 / 11:15 am

      It really is. I think you’d enjoy it. 🙂

  12. Liz September 7, 2011 / 7:38 am

    That’s a really pretty scarf! I love the colour you’ve chosen 🙂

    • Nicky September 7, 2011 / 11:14 am

      Thanks Liz. After purple, teal/turquoise is my next favourite colour.

  13. Keri September 7, 2011 / 7:28 am

    It’s going to be very pretty when it’s finished and it looks like it should be a relatively fast night. Good luck.

    • Nicky September 7, 2011 / 11:13 am

      Thanks Keri. It’s definitely a fast knit. I was done the first repeat in no time although it’s a sixteen row repeat. It’s so easy, I already have it memorised.

  14. Natalie September 7, 2011 / 6:24 am

    Oooh, pretty pattern 🙂 I like the colour you’re using too 🙂

    • Nicky September 7, 2011 / 11:12 am

      Thanks Natalie. I really have to branch out colourwise. I seem to use teal and turquoise alot. 😀

  15. Lauren September 6, 2011 / 10:05 pm

    That’s pretty! Is the center part garter stitch?

    • Nicky September 7, 2011 / 11:12 am

      Thanks Lauren. Re the middle it sure is garter stitch. I think because I knit so tight they the ridges look like squares to me instead.

      • Lauren September 7, 2011 / 9:20 pm

        They look like ridges to me. I love that it’s a scarf with garter in the middle. Too much purling makes me a little indifferent depending on my mood!

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