Friday, June 26, 2015

Knitting FO: Thestral Tracks Scarf

Thestral Tracks Scarf
Pattern: Kernel
Yarn: Malabrigo Finito in Plomo
My Ravelry project page

My mom asked me to knit her a scarf to match her new eggplant-colored fleece jacket... way back in November of last year. Mom picked out the pattern she liked and chose a yarn color and then I dillied and I dallied and suddenly it was January! I cast on, but I wasn't feeling a lot of knitting mojo then and it took me a ridiculous five months to finish this baby. Luckily I was able to give it to her in May when we all went to New York City on vacation (the picture above was taken from the balcony of the Hell's Kitchen apartment we rented). Un-luckily, she won't have need of it for several more months. Sorry, Mom!

I did a lot of work on the scarf while listening to "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" on audiobook and that's how I ended up with the Thestral Tracks name. The pattern is called Kernel and I can see why, but for some reason that name didn't appeal to me. It's a stretch, but the diamonds kiiiiind of look like horse/thestral prints.

My pattern notes are on Ravelry, but I will say that I knit several extra repeats of the 16-row pattern. Since the yarn is fairly thin and the pattern is lacy, I wanted to make sure it would actually provide some warmth. I made sure to knit it long enough to be wrapped twice around the neck.

I'm pretty pleased with the way this scarf came out. I love the (fishtail?) edging with the bead band (it's a bit hard to see, but there are two rows of charcoal-colored beads between the scarf edging and body) and the Malabrigo yarn has such a gorgeous subtle color variation throughout. And, of course, it was delicious to knit with!

1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful! I only know how to crochet, and barely. I'd love to learn to knit and make something half as gorgeous. Lovely yarn color, too!


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