I don't usually enjoy knitting scarves. Once the pattern is established, scarf knitting can become pretty boring. Trellis is a little bit better because there are some variations in the pattern. But still, I couldn't knit for too long before I felt bored. That's why it took so long to finish it. I am happy I did because I have been aching to start a new lace project. But I told myself not to before Trellis was done. Besides, the lightweight airy scarf couldn't come in a better time to help me drive away the occasional early autumn chill.
Pattern: Trellis Scarf designed by Evelyn Clark (IK Spring 2006)
Lovely lace pattern. Except for the 2 non-matching ends, I have no complaints about this pattern. Since I didn't want to have too much leftovers, I cast on for one more pattern repeat (73 stitches). The thing I like most is the 7 into 5 cluster.
Yarn: JaggerSpun Zephyr Silk/Wool (50% fine grade Merino wool;50% Chinese Tussah silk) Col: Aegean Blue
I love this silky smooth yarn and find almost all the colours are gorgeous. However, I find it a bit heavier than other laceweight yarns, like Alpaca Cloud. Besides, I am a tighter knitter, so maybe I should have used US7 to get a more airy fabric.
Gauge and Needles: Susan Bates US6
Start date: 07-07-2006
Finish date: 09-24-2006
More shots of the scarf - indoors and outdoors: