For a while I’ve been almost done with this scarf/boa – it’s only down-side is the extravagantly long picot cast-off. Now I love a picot cast-off as some of you may have noticed. A good play on Radio 4, cup of tea to hand, and a Zen-like state of cast-on-two-cast-off-three for an hour or so, and I’m happy. But even I am a little daunted by the sheer staying power of this cast-off.
However, it is now almost done, maybe three Miss Marples, and I’ll be finished.
Here it is looking very frothy and luminous in a slightly dodgy dark December window:
You can see the central panel, along each side of which I have knitted a series (a very long series) of lace-sided bell shaped ruffles.
It has a distinct structure, but also, as it comes off the needles, it is gently twisting round – very pretty.
I have some changes to make to this design. The central panel – and thus the boa’s construction – needs to be altered. I want to add some colour-mingling. I may also make the picot edge optional (i.e. everyone will omit it…)
This version is inspired by and dedicated to my sister-in-law, Judith Lavery, so any day now this one will be on its way to her. Then I’ll re-knit it, adpoting the changes I have in mind. And then it will be a kit, here on my website.
I think I’ll offer it in this teal and acid green colourway, plus maybe a grey/black combo…or soft lavender and warm grey…It will take three balls of Rowan Kidsilk Haze in all and there will be ‘left-overs’ for use in little stash busting designs.