When Carrie asks me to test knit a new design, I find it very easy to say “Hell yes!” Even though I have other projects on the needles, knitting something that only a few other people have seen is pretty special. It’s like sharing a secret with a friend and then smiling like an idiot when your friend tells her secret to the rest of the world and maybe sharing a knowing look because you both know the secret long before other people knew. Yes, it’s that kind of feeling.
The latest IGK test knit is an infinity scarf. It deserves a special occasion for it’s first public outing and Eibee’s 16th birthday dinner was nothing less than extra special.
She chose to wear a strapless dress but it was cold in the restaurant so we wrapped the scarf once around her and pulled it down to cover her shoulders. Voila! A shrug!
If I had knitted more stockinette between the Plucky Center lace, it would have provided more coverage. But it worked fine as it was. Next time perhaps I will make it wider.
The first FO shots were taken with my iPhone, still decent quality I think. I knitted the longer version of the scarf and, because I used needles 5 sizes too large (doh!), it looks great draped like this.
It had enough length to be worn cowl-style with one twist. It should provide warmth when you’re out for a walk in cool summer evenings, although that’s never happening here in Dubai. I could wear this at the cinema or the mall. Or even at home when the AC is cranked down to 20 degrees!
Oh and one other way to wear it? As a headscarf! I know, not an easy look to pull but it could work, right?
Project: In These Halls (Raveled!
Pattern: Summer Wind by Carrie Sullivan aka Irishgirlieknits
Yarn: The Plucky Knitter Primo MCN Fingering, 1.1 skeins = 423.5 yards
Colorway: Thornfield Hall
Needle: US 8 – 5.0 mm
Cast on: 29 May 2011
Cast off: 6 Jun 2011
Notes: I should have used US5 – 3.75mm but I have always had problems following directions so ended up using 5mm and getting a really drapey and long scarf.