Saturday, December 20, 2014

Nurmilintu

This year for Thanksgiving, we went to Austin,TX to visit some very dear friends whom we hadn't seen for several years.  Inspired by Marrie at Purls and Pleats, I decided that my travel project would be a Nurmilintu scarf.  I had one skein of charcoal grey Cascade Heritage sock yarn sitting in my stash that I thought would be just perfect for this pattern.

And what a pattern it is!  Simple enough that I could knit away on it while visiting with friends (and drinking lots of wine), but engaging enough that I never felt bored.  The combination of increases and decreases that form this asymmetrical scarf (an obtuse-angle scalene triangle, in case you're interested in that sort of thing - as a Montessorian I know stuff like that) is so clever.  And I love the lace edge.



I finished this up a few days after we returned from our trip - actually on the same day I finished my blazer!  Of course, this one is steam blocked like the vast majority of my knits.  I thought about wet-blocking it, but it's quite large - I didn't have enough space to pin it out!


This gets worn wound around my neck, but here I draped it just so, in order to show off the lace.


But even when I wear it in my usual way, up close you can clearly see the lace pattern among the garter stitch sections.  I highly recommend this pattern if you like the look of it - it's well-written, including charts AND stitch counts for each section to keep you on track.  And on top of all this, it's a free pattern! 

18 comments:

  1. Another beautiful knit! I really like the lace design.

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    1. Thank you! Isn't it a great design? So simple and chic.

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  2. This is sooo pretty! I love seeing all your knitting projects!!!

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! It seems I finished a bunch of them all at once!

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  3. As I'll be doing some nice lengthy drives over the holiday break and have some Cascade Heritage in my stash, I think this will be my new traveling project! Thanks, G ~ yours is gorgeous.

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    1. I had a feeling you would like this one! It really said "Evelyn" to me!!

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  4. wow! That design looks so complicated! Beautiful scarf :)

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    1. That's the great thing - it's not really that complicated!

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  5. This is so pretty! I'm a totally sucker for textured/lacy stripes in shawls. It makes for such an easy to wear and lightweight FO. I may just have to copy you!

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    1. Copy away - you won't be sorry! It's a great pattern!

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    1. Oh, you'd love this pattern! You should give it a try!

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  7. Hi Gail, thanks for the links to this scarf, I am definitely going to give it a try, but I would also really love to know what pattern your dress is from, and is this the same as the grey one in later posts? [with the pink jacket.] I have been looking for a dress pattern like this. Thanks.

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    1. I wish I could give you a pattern name, and if I ever find one like this I will buy it immediately! But this (and the grey one) is a RTW dress from Land's End - the Sleeveless Ponte Sheath Dress. My favorite dress; I have it in several colors!

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