Qiviut lace scarf

DCollison's picture

After three months and 150+ hours, I finally finished a qiviut lace scarf for my mother. The scarf was knit with Moco Yarns natural fingerweight qiviut blend (45% Qiviut/45% Merino/10% Silk). I used a #1 needle with a gauge of 9 stitches/12 rows to an inch. I was really captivated with the project...the yarn was so soft and downy....I often knit an hour or more a day on the scarf.

I put together the design from two separate patterns. At approximately 700 rows (43 repeats), the scarf measures 6' long by about 13" wide. Presently, I am finalizing the instructions and will post to ravelry.com when completed.

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MMario's picture

Beautiful!

I like the leafy pattern; it looks like laurel roping...

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DCollison's picture

Thanks for the comment....I've been wondering what to call the pattern....I like your description of laurel....maybe laurel leaves!

akkamaddi's picture

Beautiful!

sundazzed's picture

Looks terrific. I love the pattern.

Bill's picture

That's beautiful!
...wide enough to wear as a stole...

SimonWales's picture

How lovely. I too agree with mmario that the pattern of interweaving leaves is wonderful. You must be so pleased with it. I am delighted that you are going to put the pattern onto Ravelry as I am now very tempted to try it myself. You're an inspiration. Simon

Kerry's picture

What a beautiful scarf.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That is a great looking scarf and pattern. The yarn really shows it off well.

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Wow, very nice!

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AKQGuy's picture

Absolutely beautiful. Both the natural qiviut hue and that pattern and stitch textures. I have always loved that lace pattern and you made it so beautiful and elegant. Great work Sir, great work.

scottly's picture

Wow, that is grogeous. I'll be looking for the pattern. For some reason I love knitting with tiny kneedles needles 1s and below. Is the qiviut blend horribly expensive?

DCollison's picture

I really love working with smaller needles also. I've heard a few yarn shop owners comment that male knitters often gravitate toward more intricate, detailed patterns on smaller needles. That would be me.

The yarn is quite expensive...around $60 for a skein (my project required 5 skeins). If I'd have used 100% qiviut, the cost would have been around $90 per skein. Though having used the blend (45% qiviut, 45% merino, 10% silk), I'm not sure I'd have wanted to use the 100% qiviut. Qiviut is exceptionally warm. When modeling the scarf for the photo, I found that I was overheating! Too, the longer merino fibers and stronger silk fibers probably allow for a more durable fiber than 100% qiviut.

Hope to finish the pattern within a couple weeks, and will post to ravelry. Will definitely post an announcement on menwhoknit forum.

CLABBERS's picture

Beautiful work! Only 29 more years and I will be able to knit like that! I hope you share the pattern with us.
Mark

chipsir's picture

Truly a beautiful piece of art, so elegant.