Thursday, July 24, 2014

Quince & Co. Everly Scarf

Quince & Co. Everly Scarf

Whoa! A rare finished knit!

This is the Everly pattern by Quince & Co. knit in their Finch yarn [color: iceland].

Ok so, first of all, I didn't really know what to call this, because it's kind of like halfway between a scarf and a shawl. Scawl? Sharf? Those are both terrible words.

Second of all, THIS THING TOOK ME FOREVER.

I bought the pattern and yarn spontaneously while on vacation. I also had to buy needles even though I already had the same size at home, which should have been a sign to STOP IT RIGHT THERE. But no, I whipped out my wallet and a sharf was begun.

This was last August.

One of the reasons it took a year [besides long periods where I ignored its existence] is because it is soooo long. Look at this wing span!

Quince & Co. Everly Scarf

Everything was from a most adorable yarn store in Portland, Maine called KnitWits. And [I actually didn't know this until I just now googled for their link] they are the original flagship store for Quince & Co., which is spun and dyed 20 minutes south of Portland. Quince & Co.'s yarn and patterns are all beautiful, and ok now I want to drop everything and go back to Portland.

I am by no means an expert knitter, and this was the most complicated thing I'd attempted. The lacework pattern was not too difficult, and it went great at first. See how pretty?

Quince & Co. Everly Scarf

Then somewhere in the middle all hell broke loose, I lost control of my yarn overs and things got pretty out of whack. Suddenly my yarn over holes were lined up with each other instead of staggered.

Quince & Co. Everly Scarf

But by the end of the lace section things sorted themselves out somehow. Phew. I realize that no one will notice unless they're a knitter, or completely insane, and I am totally happy and fine with it. You live, you practice, you learn! [Also, there's no way I'm redoing this!]

Now I've started a sweater, so check back in a year and maybe [maybe] it'll be finished!

13 comments:

  1. Lovely! Ha it took me 4 months to knit my first cardigan, so a year for a lace sharf is totally reasonable!

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  2. I cannot even contemplate knitting anything where a row is that long. I applaud your tenacity...it's a beautiful sharf.

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    1. i'd say it was less tenacity and more naiveté...:] :] thanks you!

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  3. Gorgeous, Devon!! What sweater pattern did you start? I have pattern and yarn for this one but I've made zero progress in 2 months. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/yane

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    1. oh my goodness that is so cute!! i started this one, which i like because it's worsted. it feels like it's going so much faster!

      http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/myrna-3

      i see yours is too, i think i'm going to stick with worsted weight for a while. maybe i'll feel brave enough to do a pullover next.

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  4. this is super pretty! i'm working on a scarf right now and i have a few shawls on my queue by those long rows are a bit scary!

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    1. yes long rows ARE scary. that's why i'm recovering with a sweater.

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  5. This is a perfect make for me. It only has the width of a shrug, but the length gives it the weight to stay put. Also I am in love with all the Quince & Co. yarn.

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    1. yes their yarn was great to work with! it has that perfect springy and squishy texture.

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