Estonian Garden Scarf

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Project Details:

Pattern: Estonian Garden Wrap, pattern by Evelyn C. Clark.

Yarn: Zephyr wool-silk laceweight, color Basil. The pattern called for 2 oz, I ended up using about 1 1/2 oz.

Needles: Holz & Stein ebony circular, size 3.25mm.

Started: February 2006

Finished: May 19, 2006

For: my sister, for her birthday. (Shhhhh, it’s a surprise.)

What I learned: I learned more about making lace, which I’m beginning to think is my favorite kind of knitting. I learned how to do a provisional cast on, and then to unzip it to get “live” stitches. Most importantly, I learned about the behavior of nupps. I even learned to like them a little bit. They are quite pretty once they are done; it’s the doing that’s the trouble.

Verdict: I love this one enough to do another. The pattern has two versions, the narrower scarf, as shown here, and a wider stole. I can see making this again in the larger version. The pattern is clearly written, and without errors that I could find. The lace directions are written out as well as charted, and the charts are very easy to follow. I give it 5 stars.

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