Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Reclamation in Blue

Reclamation is about reclaiming those unused one skeins in your stash. Any one skein of yarn will do. I decided to use this lovely Silky Wool made with 65% wool and 35% silk. The color reminds me of denim.This was a easy knitting project. Something that doesn't require looking at the pattern over and over again. In fact, you only need to remember a few rows and keep repeating. Lately, I have been gravitating towards these kind of patterns. Maybe it's because it's very comforting when life around you gets stressful. I just knitted until I ran out of yarn.It blocked beautifully and it's now ready to be gifted. I have a few friends who birthdays are coming up, so it's just a matter of deciding who gets this scarf.

Pattern: Reclamation by Stephanie Japel, you can purchase the pattern from Ravelry or from her website.
Yarn: 1 skein (192 yds) of Elsebeth Lavold "Silky Wool" , color 35
Needles: US 9/ 5.5mm

29 comments:

sally said...

lovely colour of blue - sounds like my kind of pattern - easy to remember the repeats :)

sue said...

It looks so nice and would make a great gift too, not to mention a great stashbusting idea.

SheBakesCakes said...

Cute! Also, it's always good to get ideas about what to do with those one-off skeins. Oh, how they plague me!

Natalie said...

I love one-skein projects! Thanks for the inspiration! It looks lovely! I think it would make a fantastic present!

rohanknitter said...

What a great one-skein project - and it will make a lovely gift!

flanthrower said...

Beautiful! You're inspiring me to pick up some neglected knitting. (I've been on such a sewing kick lately!)

Lynn said...

Very cute! You make me want to knit!

Kirsten said...

The silky wool is such a nice yarn for that pattern. Beautiful! It looks like a project that will get a lot of wear.

caitlyn said...

Simple one skein projects can be so soothing! The color is beautiful.

Rima said...

Cute all the way! Love repeating patterns.

Judy said...

Very nice. You are right about choosing simple stitch patterns in times of stress! Love the color with the denim jacket.

hetty said...

Love your one-skein project! Great colour too! Knitting can be a real stress buster!

Sam said...

Oooh yes, very nice. Great colour, and a fab way to put a single skein to good use. I'm also fond of the good mindless knits as a way to wind down and relax.

Jackie said...

This is a good one skein yarn project.

littlebirdbigcity said...

beautiful. i just love it.

Jennie said...

Lovely blue, lovely scarf.

Knitterella said...

So cool! And I happen to have one skein of that yarn that has been lingering around my craft room for a looong time. Thanks for the link! :)

Stephanie said...

happy earth day! Your reclaimation is just beautiful. I adore that color!

Rebekah said...

cute scarf! I have been collecting one skeins lately, so it's always helpful to find a good pattern to go along with a ball of yarn (darn those indie dyers on ravelry!) :)

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hyeknitter said...

Very pretty - love that yarn!

Agnes said...

I love this color ... best with jeans! Beautiful.

c.Rachel said...

That looks great! Love it with the jean jacket too. Pretty stylin' there!

Jeanne said...

Very pretty!

Ravenhill said...

The yarn is gorgeous, what a nice mix. And your scarf is so pretty! I am sure whoever you chose to select it will be thrilled!
~Emily x

Rachel said...

Great project! It looks beautiful.

Hannah said...

Love this shade of blue, and the scarf you made from it is stunning!

amandajean said...

it's just gorgeous!!!

My Best Friend Calls Me Martha said...

pretty, pretty, pretty!!!