Backyard Leaves

Backyard Leaves

Pattern: Backyard Leaves by Annie Modesitt
Book: Scarf Style
Yarn Brand: Karabella
Yarn Name: Aurora 8
Yarn Colorway: 10
Yarn Content: 100% Extra Fine Merino Wool
Amount of yarn used: 4 balls exactly (1 ball = 98 yards)

Needle: Size 9 US 24" (Inox)

Gauge: 18 stitches = 4 inches

Dimensions: Approximately 68" long and 5" wide - depending on where you measure. The scarf's edges are scalloped and the end of the scarf is forked.

Project Duration: 03/04/2006 - 04/19/2006 (47 days) Yeesh!!! Too long!

Project Notes:
This scarf is worked in 2 halves and then seamed together. I only had enough yarn for 10 repeats instead of the suggested 11. I had to up my needle size to get gauge. All in all, it was a pretty fun pattern to knit. You can read more of my musings here.

By the way, how do you all like the Photoshop effects? I'm not sure if I plan to keep doing this, but it's sorta cool. Tips and tricks on how to achieve this effect are from Annie Modesitt in this post. Of course, like the Jaywalkers, I just might write a tutorial if there is a demand from my readers.

Happy Knitting.

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Great looking scarf. I don't think 47 days is too long. I mean how long did you expect it to take? I'm looking forward to retiring in 15 years as I have too many projects on the go. I often feel I'd rather stay at home knitting instead of going to work. Don't get me wrong I love my job but knitting..........

Love the photoshop effects & would like a turorial please.

Keep up the good work 

Knit away, knit away

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I've looked at these photos multiple times and continously admire the workmanship.  The scarf is beautiful - who'd have thought that plain-jane knitting could produce such a stunning pattern.  I wonder if I could possibly ever be able to follow such an intricate pattern...?  Thanks for sharing this! 


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