256. Silken Straw: Scarf Swatch

Knitting, project 256. Completed 7/3/2010

Swatch on the blocking board

CD Cooper, CDC Designs
Based on the Garter Lace Faggoting pattern adapted from Iris Schreier’s Reversible Knits

Purls Tucson

About 4″ tall and 6″ wide before blocking. Blocked to 7-inch square. This swatch used 4 g / 23.6 yds of yarn.

Yarn: 4 g / 23.6 yds

1 ball, 236 yards: Alchemy Yarns Silken Straw (100% silk). Sport weight yarn, 6 sts per inch on US 4 needles. 40 g / 1.41 oz, 236 yds per ball. Color 53C: Forest Waltz.

Knitting Needles: US Size I-9 (5.5 mm) straight needles.

GAUGE: Not important. See Size notes.

Trying out a beautiful new hand-dyed yarn in knitting.

Blocking this yarn is a must. For ease when working, keep the yarn in a plastic zip-top bag and thread the working end through a snipped corner of the bag.