Over the Moon


You guessed it!  I am over the moon with happiness.  I'm thrilled that this simple yet elegant scarf is completed and off the needles. AND I'm happy that it did soften up.  I only hand washed it so I think it would have been much softer if I was brave enough to toss into the washer.


I think this is the perfect knit for a beginner who wants to do some beading.  The instructions are very simple and really there's nothing to memorize.  Now personally, I think I love the way the linen feels after the washing, however I did not enjoy the knitting of pre-washed linen.


I had fun taking the photos outside on a beautiful day.  Ravelry notes are here

Comments

  1. You knit the most beautiful things Karen- it is just lovely and with the beads....swoon.
    I use soak on my dyed yarn and knits have you ever tried it? Cleans & smells awesome.
    http://www.soakwash.com/

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    1. Thanks! I do have soak and have used it for other projects, for this scarf I used eucalan wool wash, I soak it for about four hours (I forgot about it actually). It improved significantly and as you said smells awesome!

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  2. So pretty Karen. I always admire the delicate lacy work you take on in your knitting. I have to say that any needle size smaller than 3.25mm makes me think twice!

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  3. Just gorgeous, Karen. I love the shades of blue and the beaded edging. Great job!

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  4. I've steered away from Euroflax for the same reason.....just too stiff and scatchy to knit with, and yet, I know how wonderfully it softens up. I have some in the stash......might just do this lovely scarf. I love the simple lines; the beading adds just the little special touch!!!! Beautiful, Karen!

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  5. Yay!! You had a nice weather day! I love your outdoor photos! And the beading on your shawl is LOVELY! :)

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  6. Beautiful! I will have to consider this, I want to try beading.

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  7. It's simply beautiful! I keep wanting to touch it through the computer screen! Haha!

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  8. That is just lovely! What a great color - like violets in the shade of an oak tree. (:

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  9. Such a great piece!! You are going to love wearing it! Excellent! blessings ~ tanna

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  10. Gorgeous, Karen, as always. Love the little beads! xo

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  11. great color glad to hear it softened quite nicely. i love your new header picture!

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  12. Ah, I didn't know linen softens after washing, every day's a school day! I'd always avoided it but I might brave it (on a small project!).

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  13. Hello Karen!

    I love beading too! I'm off to look at your Ravelry notes right now.

    Stephanie

    ps I smiled when I saw your pretty header picture: I photographed some violets for my last post. Don't you find it tricky trying to capture their true colour on camera?

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  14. What a beautiful color! Great with jeans and a white t?! I'm happy it softened up for you, too. :)

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  15. ooh, lovely. I'll bet it'll be really useful.

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  16. Pretty, pretty, pretty!
    Love the color, the beads, and that it's linen [a favorite]!

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  17. I am so in love with the color. It must drape so nicely. I haven't knit with linen much but would love to do some more.

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  18. Love the bead work and the color, so very pretty! Happiness is a finished project. :)

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  19. You are just teasing me with this...I'll turn into a beading fool. It is beautiful!

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  20. I'm with everybody else: the beaded details are lovely! The entire scarf is!

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  21. I love this scarf! I haven't tried beading yet myself but it adds such a lovely detail.

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  22. Beautiful! The added beads make this knit even more beautiful, if that were possible. Also, I like how this scarf matches your header flowers.

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  23. Ah, how gorgeous! So excited about how great the beading looks! I will have to try that sometime:)

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