Sunday, December 23, 2007

Just One More Little Gift to Make...

Last weekend I was in Atlanta visiting with my favorite Aunt Velma. She marveled a knitted scarf I was wearing and announced that she really wants me to make her a gold scarf for Christmas. As always, with her requests, I said "Okay".

I set out to purchase the only gold/metallic yarns I could think of, which are by Berroco. I drove one town over only to discover the local yarn shop had closed.

Luckily at Michaels Crafts I found a metallic by Patons called Brilliant. I'd seen it many times but never thought of using it for any of my projects. So, Brilliant it is. What I had in mind at first was a fan stitch but after about 8 rows, I knew it would take much too long and I was not crazy about the way it looked. I was sure of one thing though, for a quick scarf, I needed yarn overs, yarn overs, yarn overs. So here it is, a popular and simple pattern with garter stitch rows and a row using 2 yarn overs on size 8 needles.

Whew.


I am happy and pleased with the way it looks. The metallic gold alone will make Aunt Velma happy.

I am about 1/4 of the way through.





I took this picture a little too close but at least you can see how shimmery it is.




Final decision, to fringe or scallop...

3 comments:

del said...

Ooooh, that is shimmery! Very pretty. I'm sure your auntie will love it.

THE KNITORIOUS MRS. B said...

Good choice for this yarn. It knits up nicely and looks very elegant. somewhere in the early days of my blog-maybe dec. 2005 I have photos of a Barbie poncho knit with brilliant. There's a lot of good to be said about inexpensive, craft store yarn!

Diane x hooky needle fingers said...

Thanks for stopping by my page. I really like the gold scarf with drop stitches :)