But the last month or so, I've been working on this gorgeousness.
It's the Fragile Heart pattern with a few alterations. The pattern called for the body to be knit in one big piece, but I split the repeats in half and grafted them together.
I think it looks pretty good. I also added a few extra repeats to the edging. The pattern called for 7 or 8 repeats and I did 12. It's lovely, and I've been wearing it at work to cut the chill out of the air conditioning. It's definitely not a wrap it twice around your neck sort of scarf, but I'm very happy with it.
A spider took over my favorite perch for a camera, so there's no self portraits, and it's too fucking hot to imagine taking this thing outside again, so here's another beauty shot.
My bullet points about this pattern
- Swatch with big yarn before casting on in lace weight mohair
- Only knit in the most powerfully air conditioned rooms
- Wait until 7 repeats in before attempting to knit after a glass a wine
- Be sure and count the dropped stitches every time you gather them up to make the heart pattern. If there aren't 5, you're doing it wrong
- When working the backwards yarn overs on the edging, untwist them during the pearl row.
- The points on the edging are done in blocking- if you want them very defined, do some sort of picot edging.
That's all the wisdom I've got. Everybody keep cool.