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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Dog in the Herb Garden

I finished my Herb Garden Scarf (pattern is The Gift of Friendship Scarf) and even though it still needs the ends woven in and blocking, Finn agreed to model it for you. Here he is showing the Preppy look (love how it really shows off his chest hair).

And here we see it folded in half and the ends pulled through the loop - much more appropriate for those chilly, cold days when a scarf is more than a fashion statement.

I better be careful, or Finn will start charging for his modeling skills.

I worked 400 rows of the pattern stitch for this scarf and it will be around 72 inches or so in length when it's all blocked. (For those who aren't knitters or who have never knit lace, blocking opens up the piece substantially and makes it much larger than it looks unblocked - I realize it looks no where near that size on Finn.) The width is probably going to be pretty close to the 9 inches the pattern gives and and I'd say 400 yards of the laceweight yarn is probably pretty close to what I used. I knit this on US 4's. It was a really easy pattern to do and I like the stitch pattern - it works particularly well on multi colored, hand painted types of yarn like this one. I did most of the last 300 rows of it watching the Deadliest Catch marathon over the weekend (love those for knitting!)

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Blogger petoskystone said...

finn is such an even-tempered creature:)!

8:53 AM  
Anonymous MommyKnitsJen said...

We just got a golden puppy a week and a half ago so i love the Finn shoots even more now!

Oh and the scarf is great too!

9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AWWWWWW! Finn is soooo handsome in your scarf! Now tell us how do you get him to smile like that?

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scarf is lovely!

12:28 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

Finn is such a patient dog and he does make your scarf look good.

9:26 PM  
Blogger Joan said...

That Finn is such a good sport-- the cat would never put up with that, even though the scarf is gorgeous!

3:34 AM  

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