One of my friends wears scarves year round. She’s always cold, even here in northern California. For some reason just putting on a scarf warms her up. Consequently, I’ve made her quite a few scarves over the years – and you know I don’t often knit for anyone other then myself.
About five or six years ago I bought some pretty fingering weight soft merino at NYS&W and made a simple feather and fan scarf. My friend has worn this scarf constantly in the intervening years and now it’s felted and has a hole in it. Doesn’t matter, she still gets a compliment on it whenever she wears it. It’s the colors you see, they just seem to match everything so beautifully.
I remembered that the yarn was from Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks and thought I’d try to find a similar colorway and came across this sangria. I opted for the merino/tencel blend since that won’t felt as readily and would knit up nice and drapey. The yarn was ordered, dyed and arrived in the space of five days. Wow. Even better, it’s beautiful.
I’ve got 450 yards of fingering weight merino/tencel and will have to come up with some non-fussy stitch pattern to show off these colors. Preferably something that doesn’t look like ass on the reverse. Any ideas?