Finished Faberge Kerchief 

Finished Faberge Kerchief 

I learned an important lesson from my knitting friends a couple years ago that has served me well in knitting and that is to pick a choice, time manageable project and make it out of something I really love.    

The Faberge pattern designed by Laura Aylor made of Madelinetosh yarn is a perfect project.  The kerchief looks hard to do but isn't and the pattern is well written incorporating texture through the use of yarn, stranding, eyelet lace, braid and beading. The yarn is lovely to work with and has incredible depth of color. There are two versions in the pattern a shawl and kerchief. I chose the kerchief .

I used partial skein of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Iris and partial skein of Stephen Loves Tosh.  Ravelry website is an excellent resource to purchase and review the pattern for tips and to look at different yarns and color ways used by fellow knitters. 

Do the swatch- I hate doing swatches but this was very handy for learning stitches and getting guage- the designer dedicates part of the instructions to a swatch pattern.

Do the swatch- I hate doing swatches but this was very handy for learning stitches and getting guage- the designer dedicates part of the instructions to a swatch pattern.

The kercheif before blocking-thought I had blown it but thanks to other knitter's notes in Ravelry website, I persevered and blocked it - measurements are now 38 inches x 16 inches

The kercheif before blocking-thought I had blown it but thanks to other knitter's notes in Ravelry website, I persevered and blocked it - measurements are now 38 inches x 16 inches