Monday, February 28, 2011

At long Lass....

I am slowly starting to get my patterns together!!!!

First up - a scarf you may remember from Christmas - The scarf for Dave's grandma.
The pattern is now together - so you can knit one for your grandma! (or yourself!)

Here's my description from the pattern:
Highland Lass is a simple scarf with a delicate, but bold lace edge. It was designed as a Christmas present for my significant other’s grandmother. A war bride from Scotland, she came to Canada more than 60 years ago, but still clings proud to her Scottish roots. When I found this stitch pattern in my stitch dictionary, it reminded me of her description of Greenock and the Clyde, where she grew up. The mottled colours of the yarn, combined with the rolling waves in the lace make me think of rocky shores and fantastical tide pools, and hint at mysteries beneath the depths of murky waters. The finished scarf, knit in a merino/silk blend, is at once beautiful but strong. Fearless and graceful - like a true Highland Lass.

It's knit in our Slinky Cat fingering in the ever-popular "Peacock" (Mom is talking about doing more of this soon.)

If you'd like to knit your own Highland Lass you can find it on Ravelry!

4 comments:

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Beautiful, strong, fearless and graceful - what a lovely tribute to your gran-in-law! And especially pretty in the peacock yarn.

Good for you to get the pattern written up and posted; that's a lot of work in and of itself.

Lee said...

I love it very pretty and practical.

Knitting Linguist said...

Oh, that's just beautiful! I love that pattern, and the yarn is a perfect match.

Louise said...

Love the scarf. Heading to Ravelry now....