branching out scarf

Remember this scarf? It’s finally finished! I gave it to my mom for her birthday and she loves it. It’s my first lace project and I’m very pleased with it.

lace knitting with acrylic yarn

I wanted to knit a lace scarf for my mom, but she can’t wear wool. It took awhile (and a lot of ripping and re-knitting) to find an appropriate acrylic yarn and a pattern that didn’t rely too heavily on blocking. Actually, this blocked better than I thought it would. The leaves opened up nicely.

blocking acrylic yarn

Eventually I’d like to try this pattern with some wool, but I need a little break from all these tiny leaves.

details: Pattern is Branching Out from Knitty. Yarn is Red Heart Luster Sheen. Bow tied with a re-purposed Nordstrom ribbon, which probably came on a gift from my mom.

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4 Responses to handmade gift: branching out scarf

  1. Sarah M says:

    it’s beautiful!! I love the way you wrapped it too with that cute little bow!
    Sarah M

  2. Karin says:

    Oh, pretty! I bet your mom loved such a thoughtful gift!

  3. It’s so pretty! I just learned to crochet and hope one day I can knit a scarf like this.

  4. rima aranha says:

    This is so just beautiful! Great lace work.