I’ve been wanting to share this little beauty with you for a while now, but because it was a birthday gift for my mother-in-law, and I had to wait to give it to her before I could tell you about it! This past weekend, a bunch of us girls got together for tea and scones to celebrate her special day, so now I am free to show you…
This is Védís Jónsdóttir’s #30 Lace Scarf from the Spring/Summer 2009 issue of Vogue Knitting. The pattern is amazingly beautiful in its simplicity – if you can YO, k2tog, and ssk – you can knit this scarf! The 8-row repeat is easy to remember and knits up quickly – so it’s perfect for adding a quick dose of color to your wardrobe.
I picked this bright berry color for two reasons – one, because it will look gorgeous against my mother-in-law’s complexion, and two, because Nancy is an avid gardener, and this color just screams Spring. When she opened it, she commented on how much she loves the color – it reminds her of one of her favorite roses in her garden. What’s even funnier is that my sister-in-law gave her a pot of tulips in this very same shade at the tea party!
It was really, really hard to part with this scarf – every time I passed it, I couldn’t help but slip the soft, fuzzy yarn over my shoulders. Maybe I’ll just have to knit one up for myself….
Here are the details:
- Pattern: #30 Lace Scarf by Védís Jónsdóttir, Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2009
- Yarn: Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk DK (2 skeins in color #35) *yarn is discontinued, but I found some stashed here…
- Needles: US Size 6
- Size Made: 58″ long, blocked
- Mods: Omitted one repeat of lace pattern to make a skinnier scarf.
- Ravelry Pattern Page: here