A birthday gift
I like to make handmade gifts, I am already planning for Christmas gifts; well its Auntie Bettys birthday today.
Happy Birthday to you..
A few weeks ago I thought I’d made this very simple lace scarf for a birthday gift. I prefer to crochet rather than to knit and I’ve not tried lace knitting before. The pattern looks simple, short rows only 39 stitches, with a 16 row repeat and only one skein of yarn so why not.
It wasn’t all plan sailing and I did make a few errors – I’d forget which row I was on and would get frustrated. I finished it a couple of weeks ago and then had to block it. [Stretching wetting and drying]
You can see from this photo that you can see the pattern until it’s stretched out
So I thread my blocking wires through the edge, lay a towel on the floor ( I have limited space that suitable and that's cat free!!), pin and then spray with clean water and leave to dry. This only works with natural fibres.
TaDah the final scarf