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.

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33 comments

    1. 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 … 🙂

  1. 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 😉 …

    1. 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. 😀

    1. 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.

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