Unexpectedly Delightful!

Here I was knitting along on the denim yarn, quite content to slave away with the harsh, unforgiving cotton when I received a message on Ravelry from one of my "friends."

This is the progress on the back of the hoodie:

It all began innocently enough with a comment on some luscious yarn I have been squirreling away for a special project just for me.

The yarn is Camelspin by Handmaiden in Bronze. I splurged and bought it for myself last Christmas to make this Rickenbacker Scarf by Kirsten Kapur of Through the Loops.

The comment my friend left was:

Wow….this is going to be an exceptional scarf, judging from the yarn you’ve chosen…any pics of the WIP for us yet? ;-)

I told her she was an evil woman as I had other projects on my plate, but before I knew it, I learned how to do a provisional cast on and knitted away. Here are some wee fingers holding it for a picture.

My friend came by and gave me some additional encouragement:

Soooo pretty!! This is going to be fantastic!! Thanks for giving in and starting just so that I could see … LOL! :) Happy knitting, I will keep an eye on it while it is growing :)

Spurred on, I knitted some more.

The yarn is heaven, sheer bliss.

On the edges I added Madelinetosh tosh sock yarn in Bearded Iris for contrast.

I LOVE this knit!

If you are interested in trying just a wee bit of lace, this is the place to start. The only stitches one needs is knit, purl, slip, yarn over, knit 2 together and pass slipped stitch over.

For the provisional cast on, Knitty has an easy tutorial here. It is easy. There are a ton of videos out there, too.

Laura, I know you have your eye on some of that wonderful soft yarn with the little sequins. This is your chance, my dear, that would knit up beautifully into this scarf with something decadent for the contrasting ruffles. The pattern calls for 1 skein of the main color of yarn at 104 yards...

Although, I altered the pattern by added two repeats and dropping the needle size to accommodate my sport weight yarn.


Anonymous said…
Ok, that's funny. I've had the Rickenbacker pattern on the desktop of my computer for a few days. I never thought of Handmaiden. Thanks! You're brilliant.
YowlYY said…
Yay! This is growing so fast - I bet you are having fun knitting it and are asking yourself how could you have managed to postpone working with the Camelspin for so long? ;-)
I am loving your scarf...and the contrast yarn is just perfect to enhance those copper colours :)
Lolly said…
That is beautiful! I had to go look at the pattern and see now that you cast on provisionally at the beginning but have ALREADY gone back and added on that first ruffle! I checked out your recommended cast on tutorial - I've never seen it done that way. Here is one I've found that is very easy: http://www.knittingatknoon.com/provisional.html
OH my! I love it. It is gorgeous!
LauraB said…
You had me at Handmaiden. LOL
Seriously, though - that ruffle in Bearded Iris? GENIUS.

I think you've found the perfect pattern for the Artyarn!!

adamboysmom said…
As usual, your work is stunning!
Richmond said…
Very very pretty. It will be lovely on you... :)

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