Sunday, October 18, 2009

Taylors Neck Kerchief

A couple weeks ago I whipped out this quick little neck kerchief pattern. Its the Chastain Park Shawl. It went so quickly, even though I went to 100 stitches across instead of stopping at 77, that I sent it to my sister for her birthday. I picked out the colors with her in mind, but since I am not giving myself deadlines this year, I didn't decide it was definitely a birthday present until it was done.
And how, I used 3 lace weight yarns held together. They were all mystery yarns from that estate sale in the summer. It really was a super fast and fun pattern.
And its really cozy wrapped around the neck, which was, after all, my goal.
So i went ahead and started one for myself in cream, brown, and white. I think it will be great for wearing to the office, warding off the morning chill. I've helped one person in my monday group start one and I think a couple more people are planning to try the pattern. The picture above was pre-blocking, btw. The lace smoothes out a lot when its blocked.

Conclusion: Great quick pattern, cute stylish look, endless yarn combos from all those lace weight mystery cones.

2 comments:

nekkidknitter said...

That is really cute! I may have to make one...I'm always looking for cute scarf/shawl patterns.

Knit-O-Matic said...

Its totally easy too. Good TV knitting or talking knitting.