Mom’s Scarf

It’s finished! Yay! I ended up ordering one more skein of Crystal Palace Yarns “Party” online and it arrived a couple weeks ago. It was enough for me to be able to finish the scarf. And just in time for Mother’s Day!

There isn’t much to report; it’s a simple sideways garter stitch scarf. The length is comprised of 150 stitches. I started with 5 rows of the Party ribbon, then 2 with the Sinsation. I continued in a similar manner; the center sections use 8 rows in Party alternated with 2 rows Sinsation. Another 5 rows with Party completed the scarf.

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The Sinsation was, well, sinful. It’s ultra shiny, smooth, and sleek to the touch. I felt as if I were knitting with a string of fur. The only downside I found was that the loops got pulled out very easily.

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The textures almost remind me of tuxedo jackets from the ’70s (satin and velvet). I worried that the scarf would turn out to be too kitschy or cheesy. Fortunately, I think the overall effect is just right. I gifted it to Mom yesterday and she was very happy with it. Mission accomplished!

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 Pattern: based on the Party/Picnic scarf knit lengthwise by Susan Druding and Crystal Palace Yarns, Inc Size: 150 stitches long Yarn: Crystal Palace Yarns ‘Party’, black and Plymouth Yarns ‘Sinsation’, black Needles: Inox plastic US 11 circular Started: January 19, 2007 Completed: May 12, 2007

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7 Responses to “Mom’s Scarf”

  1. Chris Says:
    May 15th, 2007 at 7:54 am

    It sounds absolutely scrumptious!!

  2. Connie Says:
    May 15th, 2007 at 11:14 am

    I think the lovely color makes it look quite elegant.

  3. Guinifer Says:
    May 15th, 2007 at 11:45 am

    Are you feeling more enthusiastic now that you have an FO?

  4. Megan Says:
    May 15th, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    You must have one happy Mom! :)

  5. Tracey Says:
    May 15th, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    Very snazzy. Glad mom approved.

  6. rina Says:
    May 15th, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    personally, I like the photo because it shows hue and texture. But OMG, it looks so shiny and smooth. The color range is just beautiful.

  7. Opal Says:
    May 15th, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    What can I say? It looks absolutely gorgeous for the eyes and the touch.

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