Q: What do you get if you cross seven jewel-coloured balls of Drop’s Kid-Silk…….
…..with 266 of the finest Swarovski crystal beads?
A: Seven of the softest, lightest lacy scarves you will ever come across!
Using the FREE ‘Party Lace Scarf’ pattern by Lisa Sisk on Ravalry (available here), I thought these scarves would make perfect Christmas gifts for the women in our family.
The yarn is 75% Mohair and 25% Silk (so no itching) and weighs just 25g per ball. Each scarf requires just one ball which means you end up with a superwarm scarf that is so lightweight that you barely know you’re wearing it at all!
From the top, the colours I chose are: – Beige, Pink, Off White, Light Beige, Lavender, Medium Pink and Sea Green.
I bought mine with an introductory 15% discount at Love Knitting, getting each ball for just £3.91.
Assuming you already own a set of 4.5mm straights, each scarf works out at a £6.05 and takes about ten evenings to complete – a bargain, if you can spare the time!
Would you like a closer look?
The lace pattern is a two-row repeating pattern, alternating with a row of purl – very easy to memorise and a great one to start with if you are new to lace knitting like I was.
It’s so hard to photograph the crystal beads, seen here along the edge, but they sparkle in the light and add a subtle glamorous touch.
The beads can, of course, be omitted for a plain scarf…..but why would you?!
Here they are again – don’t they look lovely piled up together like that?
This one was reserved for a follower of the blog and is ready to be sent in time for Christmas.
I think they make a great present, a real touch of luxury at a ridiculously low cost.
You’ve still got time to make a Party Lace Scarf – who do you know that would love one?