Autumn Goodness on my Squirrel Cage Swift

A quick impromptu post for you! This afternoon I decided to get out my squirrel cage swift and wind some skeins into balls ready to knit. I wound four skeins of my new Cascade Ultra Prima plus this beautiful skein of hand dyed lace 62/38 bamboo/cotton that I purchased in September 2012 from A Chronic Yarnoholic’s Ebay shop. This was way before I decided to start knitting with lace weight yarn. The colours just captivated me so I had to have it!

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These are the gorgeous colours that appeared on my swift when I unravelled the skein.

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The colours remind me of autumn leaves.

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A quick look at the growing ball of lace…

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I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to wind this ball and contemplate a project. It’s just stunning!

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The finished wound ball. Ta da!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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And a closer look at those autumn shades…

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The pattern I have found is called Leaf Lace Scarf and it’s a free knitting pattern on Ravelry. The best part is the pattern provides written as well as charted instructions. I still haven’t been converted to charted instructions! Don’t you think this yarn will look great considering it’s the colour of autumn leaves?

Hope you had a great long Australia Day weekend. I certainly did! I’ve nearly finished my first lace scarf which I’ll show you soon.

Until next time…

Melanie

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