now this I love

ishbel scarf
pattern: Ishbel by ysolda, scarf size
yarn: yarntini sock in merlot
needles: addi turbos 4mm
date started: 02.15.09
date finished: 02.17.09

ishbel scarf

 this image is the true color

after finishing the as-yet-to-be-blogged dreaded project, I needed a little pick me up in my knitting life. chatting it up with joelene led me to totally copy her and cast on for ishbel. I immediately thought of some yarntini I’ve had in the stash for a couple of years now but could never find the right pattern for. I’m a little too protective with my yarntini stash I guess, but with a color like this wouldn’t you be too?
this little scarf just flew off the needles and now it has me jonesing for some more shawl/scarves. I think I finally found the perfect scarf pattern for me: it isn’t a huge shawl so the end is always in sight, it isn’t one long rectangle that just goes on and on, and it’s so light that it’s almost season-less. oh, and the best part, no bulk under your coat. just throw it nonchalantly over your shoulders and you’re ready to go.

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  • loriz February 20, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    oh, that colour is great on you.

  • Stephanie February 21, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Gorgeous. And you’ve gotten your knitting mojo back with a bang!

  • jane February 21, 2009 at 3:43 am

    Oh, it looks wonderful! I’ve got some sock yarn from the Knittery in a very similar colour (also named Merlot, in fact!) and now I’m very tempted to make its fate an Ishbel…. Beautiful work 🙂

  • Trish February 21, 2009 at 9:03 am


  • melissa February 21, 2009 at 9:13 am

    beautiful! i’m dying to cast on for a triangular scarf for myself too. this might be the one, so pretty.

  • Emilee February 21, 2009 at 9:42 am

    It’s beautiful!

  • Heather February 21, 2009 at 10:04 am

    This color is killing me, such a great use of your Yarntini:)

  • Cassy February 21, 2009 at 11:08 am

    I have yet to make a triangular scarf, but I’m always admiring them, and this one is no exception! You finished that project quickly.

  • gleek February 21, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    totally gorgeous!

  • An Abundance of Lisa February 21, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Gorgeous. Great color on you. How many skeins did that take?

  • Steph February 21, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Beautiful, that color looks great on you!

  • tiennie February 22, 2009 at 12:33 am

    This is so pretty on you! I may just have to copy you!

  • ysolda February 22, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Fantastic colour 🙂 And I have plans for more sort of scarves that I think might fit your criteria for perfect.

  • yaiAnn February 22, 2009 at 11:06 am

    It’s so preeeeetty. Now let’s see the rest of those FOs =)

  • knithoundbrooklyn February 22, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Oh, that’s so pretty! I love the deep raspberry color!

  • Marisol February 22, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Its Lovely Yahaira! Love the deep rich purple hues.

  • mai February 23, 2009 at 8:58 am

    yahaira, that is the prettiest pink i’ve ever seen. beautiful!

  • Veronique February 23, 2009 at 11:50 am

    That was quick!! A perfect little pick me up for dreary February 🙂

  • atia February 23, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    that is gorgeous!

  • DonnaC February 23, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Oh my gosh that’s how I describe Ishbel too! I really enjoyed making mine and I’ve worn it all over the place. Quick and lovely!

  • Lindsey February 23, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    I love that color!! I can’t wait to knit it!

  • Seanna Lea February 23, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Gorgeous. I love that yarn. There are so many great yarns out there that I haven’t seen before (makes me feel like I’ve been living under a rock).

  • yuvee February 27, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Amazing colour! I’m working on an Ishbel right now too!

  • Amanda Elizabeth February 28, 2009 at 12:21 am

    This is such a gorgeous color on you!!!! Beautiful knitting as always!!!!

  • Teyani March 1, 2009 at 10:23 am

    definitely a keeper.
    stunning combination of yarn and project.
    and wow that was fast – it’s truly a mini-shawl.. you’re super speedy.

  • earthchick March 2, 2009 at 9:58 am

    This is SO beautiful. You did a fantastic job.

  • Nonnahs March 2, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Beautiful! That color is absolutely to die for!

  • Stephany March 2, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    This is a lovely scarf! I don’t think I would have the patience to complete it, but you did a beautiful job!

  • Robyn March 4, 2009 at 1:02 am

    Everyone seems to be casting on or finishing this one, I cast on just last night 🙂

  • Rain March 17, 2009 at 8:46 am

    That’s so beautiful and the colorway is just precious!