Friday, May 20, 2016

FO Friday | Herring.

I've been admiring Versaciknits' latest Herring design since it debuted back in March. She suggested a worsted weight wool for the pattern, but then she shared linen and cotton versions on Instagram and I was obsessed. I settled on linen, specifically Quince & Co's sport-weight Sparrow and bought the yarn the day I finished Traveling Gray.
details on Ravelry here
It was a fun quick knit - especially once I figured out the rhythm of the increases and the lace. 


I ended up knitting the pattern exactly as written (except I went down one needle size), then blocked the heck out of it - soaked for three hours, then wires and pins...and a little fan action to dry it so I could wear it that same day!

The linen softened up nicely and the drape is lovely.

This scarf is going to get a lot of wear this summer.

... and yep, you guessed it - I'm definitely thinking about a winter version!

Happy Friday, y'all!

7 comments:

  1. Gorgeous -- you wear it so well! It seems like you just started this a few days ago and here it is on FO Friday. I love the fan (and what looks like a shot glass? Whatever helps with blocking!) and flowers. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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  2. That is a perfect summer scarf and the color will go with everything. The drape is lovely and so is your smile!
    You should definitely make one in wool for winter!

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  3. It's all so fabulous Mary! You, the scarf, the flowers...and I got my Dutch Tulip toes last night! :-)

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  4. That scarf will be the perfect summer accessory! Great job!

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  5. Great FO! Looks super on you and with the flowers. Wear in good health. Is that a rotary cutter I see in your hand?
    Cheers~

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  6. Know it feels awesome to have something else off the needles!

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Thanks for the feedback!