Saturday, February 18, 2012

The pain of picot

Mom's been bugging me for a while to design a pattern to showcase our Sophisticat yarn (sport weight alpaca/silk).

I haven't had a lot of knitting time, but after casting off Dave's socks (which he loved), I've devoted what time I've had to designing a pretty, ruffled scarf.

The scarf is so pretty, and so ruffled that I decided the only way to finish it off is with a delicate picot cast off.

I'm really beginning to regret that decision. I've been casting off for two evenings now......I'm not even half way there... *sigh*... it's a good thing it's a long weekend!

7 comments:

Rachelle said...

Picot took long enough on socks the one time I did it; you're a brave lady!

gayle said...

Ice Queen had a picot cast off. Which I love, but oh my, what a drag it was doing it. And your scarf has an edge that's even longer... Hang in there - it'll be worth it in the end. (You have to keep telling yourself that, to keep your spirits up during the slog.)

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Hmm, a picot edge to a shawl? Not sure I'd have the patience for that! Looks very pretty!

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

Oh! but it does make the scarf look so good. Can't wait to see it blocked.

Dee said...

It will be totally worth it when you are done. It's a lovely scarf.

Frieda said...

Wow , it will be so worth it in the end , the scarf is so pretty !

Delusional Knitter said...

It will be beautiful though! I had a shawl that had 150+ beads on the cast off row ... took forever!