The other night I decided I was finally tired of colourwork (well, I’d spent all afternoon on Venezia) and I needed something mindless to do for a while. So I picked up the Emerald scarf which for so long has looked like this:

Emerald Ripple

… and figured I’d do a few rows. Several episodes of The West Wing later and it now looks like this:


Well, I admit there were some bits in between where I got it a bit futher on from photo one. I spun this yarn ages ago when I was demonstrating at a show and hence didn’t worry too much about colour placement etc. I absolutely love the way the colours now all blend to give about a million different combinations of 2-ply. It is stripy without being too blatantly stripy and the ripple helps there a bit too. The remaining yarn is about golf-ball-sized and it’s measuring about 1.5m so, even though I have more fibre I could spin up, I think it’s pretty much nearly done!


I love knitting with my handspun and I really don’t do it enough - knitting is fun at the best of times but when you’ve spun the yarn yourself then you feel like you truly own every stitch. So I’ll be focussing on handspun a lot this summer and there will be some new designs and tutorials coming out in September. If there’s anything you want to know more about, let me know, and I’ll try and work it into one of the patterns or tasksheets.

The yarn, btw, is spun from ‘Emerald City’ BFL from Lisa Souza.

9 Responses to “Nearly There…”
  1. Kate says:

    It’s gorgeous! I’m coming over to the feather and fan pattern more and more when I see it knitted with such splendid colours.

    But does that mean we need a new UFO to use as the logo now? ;-)

  2. PrincessPea says:

    I love those colours, they are absolutely gorgeous, and I agree, the ripple pattern really enhances it. Beautiful!

  3. mrspao says:

    Your scarf looks really lovely - I hope one day my spun yarn will be as lovely as yours.

  4. Mum says:

    That is gorgeous and I absolutely agree on the “ownership” concept - wait till you spin your very own goat’s fibre!

  5. Lisa Souza says:

    Diane, this is just gorgeous. Congrats on having some “mindless’ knitting time that produced such a yummy Almost Done scarf. :o)

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  8. probablyjane says:

    Gosh, those colours positively glow!

  9. June says:

    I’m very late to this party, but oh that is so awesomely pretty! I love to see what people do with their handspun yarns! :)

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