Sunday, February 05, 2006

Edgar, C'est Fini.

Pattern: Edgar by Silke Hupka, from the Fall 2005 Knitty.

Yarn: Noro Silk Garden, color # 87, almost two full balls.

Needles: Knit flat on US9/5.5 mm Addi Turbos

Size: Extra long size, measured 4.5 inches wide and 73 inches long before washing or blocking.

I like it. The colors are fabulous. It was interesting to see that the color changes were not exactly the same in the two balls, although they were the same color number and dye lot. Ask me how much I love that purple/fuchsia/pink/yellow combo. And I don't wear hot pink or yellow, ever. Of course, I had not the patience to wait until it was washed to blog about it. I'll give you an update on the softness/drape factor after it's had a bath.

Because I have this desire to move KALs off the sidebar, this is going to be my project for the "It's NOT a Gift" KAL. Of course, everything else I have made this year also qualifies.


Blogger Lauren said...

Love those colors and the shape is fantastic.

2:11 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

It's lovely and the shape really sets off the colors.

2:34 PM  
Blogger kris said...

i love it! yeah! i have been thinking about this pattern lately - have some self-striping yarn i wonder if will work for it.

2:38 PM  
Anonymous JessaLu said...


2:54 PM  
Blogger Lynda said...

That scarf is the coolest!! The colors work perfectly with the shapes - LOVE it!!

3:27 PM  
Blogger candsmom said...

Your Edgar is FABULOUS!!! I LOVE the colors in that colorway, especially the fuschia. The Silk Garden works so perfectly with that pattern and it looks super cute on you, too. ;-) Plus, at 73 inches, that's such good mileage for 2 skeins. It looks awesome, Laura! Take care and have a great Sunday! :-)

3:36 PM  
Blogger msubulldog said...

Oh, that is SO fabulous! The colors are gorgeous and, as everyone has said, the shapes really show them off. Awfully nice, Laura!

3:42 PM  
Blogger Mintyfresh said...

Well, how much do you love that purple/fuchsia/pink/yellow combo? :)

It looks fabulous! Just the kind of scarf to elicit loads and loads of compliments--interesting color, interesting shape, and made by you!

3:57 PM  
Blogger Acornbud said...

Edgar really came out nice in that Silk Garden. So much fun! Have a nice Sunday.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

That's cute! I am probably going to knit a couple of those around Christmas time - or maybe in June so I don't have to knit for others around Christmas time! :)

4:47 PM  
Blogger Atla said...

Nice job! The colors are beautiful.

5:24 PM  
Blogger Carola said...

Looks great. I was not aware that Silk Garden comes in such vibrant colours, thought it is only greyish and he colour for Kureyon. Nice to learn it this way. Beautiful scarf!

5:47 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

What a cute scarf. I have a skein or more of Silk Garden left over from my klaralund. Maybe Edgar would be a good knitting olympics project. Nice job!

8:11 PM  
Blogger Sonya said...

That is just gorgeous! Love the colors and the shape. I haven't used Silk Garden yet, but I think I know what I'll be buying when my yarn fast is over.

8:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So pretty! A little sunshine around your neck on a snowy, cold day.

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Erica said...

I love it -- the colors are so bright, especially in February, when it looks like there won't ever be spring, and the shape is fun!

I've considered using Silk Garden for a Clapotis -- I'll be interested to hear the drape report.

10:33 PM  
Blogger knitannie said...

I love that pattern, and good to see you aren't gifting it.

3:11 AM  
Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

absolutely beautiful! i wouldn't wear some of thos rcolors either, but it looks great together!

7:42 AM  
Blogger Olga said...

Lovely work, Laura! And it's a nice surprise to find that you like colors that you never thought would work for you. I don't really wear hot pink or yellow either (unless it's that oversized neon fuschia sweater I wore in the 80s), but it can make a great accent, huh?

10:56 AM  
Blogger Fru_Gal said...

I agree with Lauren, the colors and shape are fantastic/fantastique. You'll have to wear that when you go skating on the premiere etage of the eiffel tower.

11:35 AM  
Blogger ttbookjunkie said...

I love it! The colors are so pretty!!


9:29 PM  

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