Friday, December 23, 2011

Fiber Arts Friday: Elevation Profile Scarf is Finished!

I feel like I had been just a few inches from completing the Elevation Profile Scarf for quite some time.  So last weekend I decided it was going to be finished.  Sunday had me binding it off...  I wove in the ends, wore it around the house for a bit then set it in the block.

I really do like the drape of this fabric.  The yarn is a blend of Yak and Merino and I knit it on slightly larger needles than the yarn called for.

This was my first time following a pattern that was written with only charts.  It was also my first time knitting with two colors at the same time.

Once I figured out what I was doing, it wasn't all that difficult.  Although I was not working on this project exclusively, so occasionally I forgot how to make the transition between the colors after I had set it aside.

I love how the selvedge is turned out.

It's so easy to make this beautiful edge... just slip the first stitch purl-wise for each row and then move the working yarn to the back. I will definitely use this technique on future projects.

And now that the scarf has been blocked, I've been wearing it almost exclusively... and since I'm not about to take a photo of myself wearing it, you'll just have to happen to see me walking around town.  ;-)

I really like this pattern a lot, so I believe I'll do it again... with perhaps a single color. I think the texture of the pattern would show better with one color that's a little lighter in color.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanuka and Happy Fiber Arts Friday.  May you eat well, be warm and enjoy the company of the people you love.


Heather Woollove said...

Kathryn--This came out beautifully! It would be a wonderful 'unisex' gift, too...since I think it would be equally appreciated by both men and women.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

AllyB said...

That is one long scarf! I love it's simplicity. I believe Jared Flood is a genius...and he's a really nice guy too. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year! It's been great getting to know you a bit this year and look forward to what the next will bring.

Carol said...

What an interesting scarf! I would like to see a picture of you wearing it. Merry Christmas!

Melissa Plank said...

Happy holidays Kathryn! Your scarf knitted up wonderfully, it will keep you cozy warm this winter, those are some yummy fibers you used!
Best wishes!

Voie de Vie said...

That turned out really well, congrats! It is amazing how wonderful a knitted edge looks when one slips the first stitch.

Have a great holiday!

Its_Lily said...

It's beautiful...looks really soft too. Enjoy your holiday, we'll see you soon.

Vivian said...

When my mom taught me to knit she always made me slip the first stitch of every row, it makes a neat edging and also makes it easier to piece items together. Your scarf looks great! Merry Christmas!

WonderWhyGal said...

Hooray for making a project for yourself. You deserve it! I love how the scarf turned out. BTW, Happy Birthday to your dogs. I saw your post on FB but haven't been able to say hello. Thank you for being a part of Fiber Arts Friday. We have come a long way over the last couple of years as we've learned more about our craft and our herds. May your Christmas Season be filled with love and laughter especially as we ring in the New Year.

Merry Christmas, my friend.

Spinster Beth said...

My, what a lovely selvedge ... mine always look so bad!

Kathryn Ray said...

Thank you all. I'm very pleased with how the scarf turned out. :-)

I wore it out today and my sister has requested one of her own. :-)

@Vivian - It seems like this selvedge would help with seaming. How smart of your mom. :-)

@Heather - I think you're right, it is a good unisex pattern.

Andria said...

Really beautiful scarf, I love it. Nice to see someone else as camera shy as myself. Happy Holidays!

Pearlin J said...

that scarf is so beautiful! Happy New Year!