Thursday, April 05, 2007

Birds Nest Scarf

Birds Nest Shawl (in scarf form) from Folk Shawls by Cheryl Oberle, in Artful Yarn's Virtue. Its 100% cashmere. Oh so lush and soft. Its for my pal at the ISE4. After blocking it is even softer and clocked in at 75"x 9.5". I used 6 skeins of the blue and 2 of the purple. Addi circ US4 for the purple border and Addi lace US 6 47" long for lace part. (LOVE it) with the lace needles it just flew. Next will come the gloves.
I had two days of no knitting. I did a lot of blog hopping and flicker surfing (practically addicted to flicker). So much so that I feel a little overwhelmed. There is SO MUCH creativity out there, it got me. At times it is inspiring, at times, paralyzing.

bird nest scarf

RS/ WS

softer after blocking!

26 comments:

Ruth said...

Just gorgeous!!

Dave said...

I've been looking forward to seeing it blocked out so I could get a good look at the lace pattern, and the wait was well worth it! It's gorgeous, and I'm sure your exchange partner, whoever they might be, is going to absolutely love it!

tiennieknits said...

It's beautiful! Love the blue!

aija said...

It is so beautiful! I can't wrap my mind around being wrapped in so much cashmere... and its just stunning, no matter the content (the blue!!) :)

Sonya said...

Ah the gift of cashmere! That scarf is a thing of beauty - I love the Folk Shawls book.

Knitting Ewe said...

Beautiful knitting Hila, Bravo!

gail said...

You did a lovely, lovely job on the birds nest shawl. I made one several years ago for my daughter, at her request in black laceweight mohair~!! I don't recommend it.....Yours is much nicer.

Artis-Anne said...

Wow gorgeous and I love the colours and cashmere too ? lucky pal :)
The wonders of blocking ; that's what my 'Melon'shawl is doing now :)

Liz K. said...

What a gorgeous scarf and a lucky scarf pal!

villaa ylle said...

Oh, I wish I would be your PAL:) Monica

Harlem Purl said...

Very inspiring indeed.

Alice said...

I like the fact that the lacy bit is surrounded by such a robust edging, and the colours really compliment each other. Gorgeous.

(Re: FlickR etc)I get more paralysed than inspired, I'm afraid, and start feeling too overwhelmed to remember what humble things I'm trying to finish. Not a healthy attitude, I know!

Kath said...

You haircut looks very nice - I was straining at the screen until I remembered to click on the photo and saw someone else had notiece the cut as well! Lovely FO's and new yarns at the mo - that little handspun skein is so cute and looks adorable, glad you seem to be enjoying it! My you've done a lot of FO's ths year so far - I think my list would look pathetic in comparison! Love the scarf - what's the book like - any good? Sorry for the essay in place of a comment!

Mintyfresh said...

that's really pretty!

Mary, Mary... said...

Sooo pretty and practical! Lace...well, it's a state of mind. Check out Victorian Lace Today and just watch those addis twitch like divining rods.

KnitNana said...

The scarf is beautiful, love your haircut, and flickr is phenominal!
(((hugs)))

Garngamen said...

Breathtaking. Just amazing. How can you do such great things?
I luve it! Color combo, the lace, and the feel of cashmere really shines through... Wow!

Pat said...

I'm madly in love with this project - it looks beyond wonderful - all snuggly & cozy; I'm sure the secret pal will be thrilled! Bravo!

Cathy said...

How lovely!

pat said...

I've never knit with pure cashmere so I can only imagine the softness - what a beautiful lace scarf!!

Rachel said...

What a lovely, luxurious scarf! The contrasting edging gives it some nice substance that is often absent from lace scarves, without detracting from the lace pattern. Your exchange partner is exceedingly lucky. :)

Rain said...

That's really pretty.

knittingingrid said...

Such lovely work, Hila - gorgeous colours too! Lucky scarf pal! I am tempted to get out my Folk Shawls book and check out that pattern!

Dorene said...

GORGEOUS!!!!
FABULOUS!!!!
The bird's nest was my first attempt at lace and it is striking. And in cashmere?!? Oh, drool!

Poshyarns said...

This is beautiful, I love the contrast edging, it looks so wonderfully soft and light.

artinreality said...

What a great scarf, and such a wonderful combination of colours. A true inspiration for us beginners! Have a wonderful week.