Sunday, 26 August 2012

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 


MummyHen X



  1. Just lovely. What a thoughtful gift.
    Love from Mum

  2. That scarf looks fabulous, you're so clever. I think the before and after photos are really helpful because I had been wondering about all this blocking etc.

    Thanks for sharing :-)

    Arwedd xx