Sunday, January 12, 2014

Knitted Lacy Leaf Scarf with Beads

Hi everyone.  I hope your New Year is off to a great start!  Sorry that I haven't written for awhile.  I sometimes run of ideas but today I will share with you a scarf that I just finished for a dear friend.

It's a lacy leaf scarf and the pattern is pretty simple.  It's a great starter project if you're a beginner to lace knitting.


The scarf used one skein of  Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool Yarn in Hunters Green 52.  I added some mint green Czech glass beads to the border of the scarf to dress it up a bit.  I used size 8 knitting needles.  

The yarn is just the right size so that the bead floats nicely on the yarn.  Here is the link to the pattern that I used.  I hope you will try this pattern as it was fun to knit.  

As you may know, we have had a warm winter down here in Southern California.  That's good and not so good as we do need some rain.  Here's a picture of one of our Bird of Paradise flowers:

The flowers on it are absolutely huge and the plant itself is over 5 feet tall!

That's about all I have to share with you this week.  If you are looking for some great craft ideas, please stop by Handmade Monday

I wish you a wonderful week!

Pat


15 comments:

  1. what a pretty scarf! need to try lace- love the beads well done :)

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    1. Thank you. Lace is fun to knit as you get to see the pattern take shape. Have a great day!

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  2. What a beautiful scarf. The colour is lovely and the beads make it look very chic. I'm sure your friend was over the moon with it.

    I'm not really green fingered but that's one amazing flower !!!! xx

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    1. Thank you Gertie. I'm amazed too at the garden. It's over 80 degrees here today with wind. I wish we could get some of your clouds and rain :)

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  3. Lovely delicate scarf, and the flower is stunning!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and having a look.

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  4. So did you 'knit' the beads onto the scarf or did you add them afterwards?
    Beautiful plant. Wished they grew hee in the UK!
    x

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    1. Hello. I prestrung all the beads onto the yarn and knit the beads on as they were needed for the pattern. It's a bit of a hassle since you are always having to "push" the beads on the yarn but it's easy to knit them on this way. Hope this helps.

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    1. Many thanks Helen. I wish I had your talent to make handbags :)

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  6. Your scarf looks really pretty, and the beads add a touch of elegance to it. Your flower looks fabulous, I could do with some nice sunny weather right now!

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    1. I'm glad you like it. I sent it off to my friend and I hope she will like it too. Send us some rain please!

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  7. A really gorgeous scarf, great colour and I love the addition of beads. Hope you have a good week.

    Jill, Christmas Pie Crafts

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    1. Hi Jill, many thanks for stopping by. My week is going well. It's hot and windy outside today. I am hoping for cooler weather ......

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  8. your scarf is beautiful, love the colour and the bead detail - you've inspired me to have a go at lace knitting! Interesting reading how you added the beads, think I'll have to try that too x

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