Filed Under (Dyeing, Knitting, Lace, Shawls/Scarves, Spinning) by jennyk on 02-07-2006

I did a lot of swatching for this KAL, including Zephyr, but I decided in the end that I don’t want a stole, so I’m going to knit it as a scarf. I was given some Skacel Merino Lace by an online friend and hadn’t found the right project for it. It is nearer cobweb than laceweight, so I swatched with 2.50 mm and 2.75 mm needles (US #1.5 and #2). I’m going to go with the 2.75 mm, which will give a scarf about 12.4″ by 58″. That seems a good size for a cobweb scarf to me.

So here are the swatches. They are lacier in real life than they look here.


I scored 4 free Blue Faced Leicester fleeces last month, and I finally got around to washing one. Then I felt a need to dye some of it, so …



AkamaiKnitter on 5 July, 2006 at 6:38 pm #

Your swatches are gorgeous and so is the BFL. Yummy.

Deby on 9 July, 2006 at 6:16 pm #

Love your color and swatch. Cant wait to see your stole.

PageWilhelm on 9 July, 2006 at 9:51 pm #

That is the most beautiful fleece I have ever seen, How did you get the sheep to stand still so you could dye it so pretty??? (HA HA!) Yumm, wanna sell some? OP

Lisadp on 12 July, 2006 at 7:43 pm #

I was glad to see your Mystery Stole swatches, and to hear that you intend to make a scarf. With the yarn I intend to use, I will probably end up with a scarf as well!