Sunday, April 22, 2012

Vogue Drop Stitch Scarf

The moment I saw the #26 Drop Stitch Scarf by Karen Wessel from the Vogue Knitting Spring Summer 2010 I was enamored. I knew that this was something I had to knit.

I choose KnitPicks Shimmer Lace yarn in Bayu (2 skeins held double) on size 3 knitting needles.

The knitting is a bit finicky to get used to. There is ribbing, casting on, dropped stitch and binding off and twisted stitches. Once you get into the rhythm, it is really easy and satisfying to knit. I would definitely make another one.

I was concerned that this was going to take 3 years like my last lace weight scarf, but it turns out that it only took me just over a week! The scarf consumed 73 g of wool with 22 g remaining (9 g in one ball, 13 g in the other).

Since the scarf was knit in ribbing it has a lot of room to grow. It measured 4.5" at the widest point 65" long before blocking, 8" wide and 68" long after blocking.

When I wore this scarf at a party, I received tons of complements on it. I wish I had selected a brighter color so it would work well with sweaters. It looks great with paler colors, but there is not enough contrast with a lot of the other colors that I wear. I suppose I'll just have to make myself another one!