Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Sakura - revisited

Sakura scarf/shawl completed
March 2016
It was a lot of fun to knit this Hitchhiker scarf/shawl from the Cherry Tree Hill yarn. I was able to knit 37 "teeth" from the 420 yards in the skein.

yarn remaining from the 420 yard skein

As I neared the end, I began to weigh the shrinking ball of yarn. The pattern said 6 grams would be needed to do the last section. I was using smaller needles, so I marked the ball at 7 grams. The photo above shows that the end was a squeaker - 8 inches of yarn remained, and by the time I had woven in the end, I had 6 inches remaining.
This shawl/scarf is going to be a gift.

Knitting notes can be found on this earlier post.


9 comments:

  1. I think that might be one of the prettiest ones I've seen! (But I would have been nervous towards the end ...)

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  2. Absolutely the perfect yarn to go with the perfect pattern, knit at the perfect time of year! Love it!!!

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  3. Seems like it worked out perfectly—a beautiful scarf and nothing to put in the scrap bin.

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  4. Your Sakura is beautiful. I always believe that a close call with yarn validates the fact that the yarn was meant for a particular project. Gorgeous shawl and no leftovers--it doesn't get any better than that.

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  5. How lovely a perfect prayer shawl for someone:)

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  6. Oh Nancy. How very lovely. The colorway is so spring like and magnolia tree like. ! Great finish. with the perfect yardage ending!

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  7. Isn't that the BEST kind of project though? No waste!!!!

    Somebody is very lucky, Sakura is beautiful!

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  8. Very pretty. And very fortunate to have just the right amount of yarn with no waste.

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  9. This pattern is lovely with that yarn!! You cut it very close, though! Whew!!!

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