I’ve been admiring Versaciknits’ latest Herring design since it debuted back in March. She suggested a worsted weight wool for the pattern, but then she shared linen and cotton versions on Instagram and I was obsessed. I settled on linen, specifically Quince & Co’s sport-weight Sparrow and bought the yarn the day I finished Traveling Gray.
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It was a fun quick knit – especially once I figured out the rhythm of the increases and the lace.
I ended up knitting the pattern exactly as written (except I went down one needle size), then blocked the heck out of it – soaked for three hours, then wires and pins…and a little fan action to dry it so I could wear it that same day!
The linen softened up nicely and the drape is lovely.
This scarf is going to get a lot of wear this summer.
… and yep, you guessed it – I’m definitely thinking about a winter version!
Happy Friday, y’all!
7 thoughts on “FO Friday | Herring.”
Gorgeous — you wear it so well! It seems like you just started this a few days ago and here it is on FO Friday. I love the fan (and what looks like a shot glass? Whatever helps with blocking!) and flowers. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
That is a perfect summer scarf and the color will go with everything. The drape is lovely and so is your smile! You should definitely make one in wool for winter!
It's all so fabulous Mary! You, the scarf, the flowers…and I got my Dutch Tulip toes last night! 🙂
That scarf will be the perfect summer accessory! Great job!
Great FO! Looks super on you and with the flowers. Wear in good health. Is that a rotary cutter I see in your hand?Cheers~
Know it feels awesome to have something else off the needles!
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