so i've had the Knitted Lace of Estonia book by Nancy Bush for about a month. spent quite a bit of time stroking it,reading it over and over. now i've cast on my first project--and instant gratification piece, the Raha Scarf on page 63.
pattern: Raha Scarf, "Knitted Lace of Estonia" by Nancy Bush
yarn: Rowan Kidsilk Haze (3 skeins) colorway, "Gold"
needles: Addi Turbo Lace size US4 (3.5mm)
i've made a few modifications: the original is done in a fingering weight yarn on size US4(3.5) needles. i'm using Rowan's Kidsilk Haze (KSH), on the same size needles and have doubled the pattern repeat. i thought i might need to double the KSH but so far, i like the way it looks. i'm a bit further along than in the picture.
i doubt i'll need all 3 skeins but i do like the color, and since doing the Mellon Shawl, i also enjoy knitting with KSH. i know, you haven't seen the Mellon Shawl, but you will soon.
i could see doing this pattern with or 4 repeats and a nice edging to get a shawl. i don't normally do scarves, but then again, who said i was normal?
i also got two goodies in the mail:
.5oz Italian Resin whorl spindle from Butterfly Girl Designs
.3oz Ethan Jacob spindle from Greensleeves Spindles
and yes, precious, i'm already spinning with them.