New Moon/Eclipse Scarves
October 21st, 2010 | Link
Once upon a Christmas I used my newly discovered mad weaving skillz to weave for my sister the Twilight Scarf.
It turned out beautifully, and is my most favorited project on Ravelry. I wanted to keep it for myself, but dutifully gave it away – and promptly bought another skein of Malabrigo Sock in Stonechat to make another for myself. A few months later I bought a second skein, thinking I would make a wider scarf for my version, and then the yarn sat in my stash for a long time while I didn’t do any weaving.
Recently I went into a furious destash mode where I tried to finish all my outstanding yarn projects, and before my current crazy work project took over my life, I made a lot of progress. In fact, I destashed down to one cone of lace-weight bamboo yarn. And I finally finished not just one, but two scarves from the Malabrigo (plus the recently posted Lace and Cable socks).
Because I bought the two skeins a few months apart, there are subtle differences in the color variegation. So you can see that the scarf on the left (the Eclipse scarf) has more of the highlight color in the weft than the scarf on the right. This makes me sad, because it turned out slightly better than the one on the right (it’s longer and the selvedges are more even), but I like the resulting fabric better on the one on the right (the New Moon scarf). Here’s the Eclipse scarf:
And the New Moon scarf:
Both scarves are 72 ends, 10 dpi reed. The New Moon scarf is about 48″ long and the Eclipse scarf is about 54″ long. In other news, Ravelry finally added weaving as a category for craft, yay!