Sunday, 19 February 2012

Debbie Bliss - Chevron Lace Scarf

So I finally finished this beauty for my friend's birthday (OK, so it may have been a few days later actually), using some luxurious Debbie Bliss Angel yarn.

Isn't she a fluffy dreamboat!


The colours combined with the clever pattern are like the frothy ocean!


This scarf took forever to make though, so I don't think I'll be treating myself to one any time soon! Despite only actually having to knit one row of pattern within a four-row repeat, the yarn (70% Super Kid Mohair, 30% Silk) was very tricky to work with at first. But it did get easier with time thankfully. At the beginning (and if I ever took my eye off the ball) I found that it was all too easy to accidentally pick up extra stitches, but the benefit of this particular pattern is that it also hid mistakes quite well!


The pattern is from a Debbie Bliss booklet called 'a fine romance'.


Call me a glutton for punishment, but I bought the same yarn in a purple colour and I quite fancy having a go at this cropped jumper from the same booklet:


The eagle-eyed amongst you will have spotted my 1940s-style, half-moon manicure above. I used this super easy tutorial from Wayward Daughter and I'm pretty pleased with my first attempt.


19 comments:

  1. Your nails were the first thing I noticed!! Seriously hot. Will be giving that one go for sure. Beautiful scarf too, I have some of that Angel in my stash but seem to have been on a bender of superchunky yarn the last couple of years! Time to knit some fine methinks x

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    1. Aaaw, thanks so much! Yes, I too love a chunky yarn, so this was my first go with a 'delicate' one. Looks so pretty and intricate don't you think? Can't wait to see what you make ;o)

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  2. Isn't Angel a lovely yarn? :) I have the purple and the colour is gorgeous :)
    That scarf is so gorgeous!
    Ashley x

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    1. Yes, it really is! And thank you ;o)

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  3. The purple will look amazing as a jumper - and I love your nails - they look immaculate!

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  4. Your nails look fabulous! You've gotten so good at knitting.

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    1. Thanks Amy...there's still so much I need to learn about knitting, but I really love it!

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  5. Knitting- and nail-jealousy!

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  6. Beautiful job on the scarf! That jumper pattern looks gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you very much, might have to get started on the jumper soon!

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  7. gorgeous nails, gorgeous scarf

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  8. Wow - I never notice people's nails but really noticed yours - stunning! The scarf looks perfect, I hope your friend was overjoyed with her present. You've clearly a knack for knitting so just be fearless with the top.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words on all fronts Clare, you're very kind to say so!

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  9. I wish I had the patience for knitting! The wavy pattern with the mohair is divine!

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    1. I know what you mean, but you could always pick a chunky yarn and simple pattern to start with...you'd be surprised at how fast your work will grow ;o)

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  10. Oh, that scarf is amazing. I just want to bury my face in it - it looks so soft!

    And your pretty nails look like they belong on a hand model. Actually, I thought that picture *was* a hand-model something, maybe from the book. HA. I need to stop biting my nails!

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    1. It really is soft enough to bury your face in...yum!

      And thanks so much for the compliment, it might be the nicest one I've had yet! ;o)

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  11. When I saw the scarf pic I thought " you're kidding!" As just a bit ago you were learning the basics. You've learnt so quickly! It's beautiful and does look so frothy. And the nails? Stunning

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    1. Oh, thank you so, so much for the kind words! The scarf was easier to make than it looks, but I must admit that I'm absolutely loving knitting!

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