Frivolous at Last - Speckled Fade Scarf

If there’s one good thing about winter…

…it’s wrapping yourself in yards of hand-knit gorgeousness!

Frivolous at Last - Speckled Fade Scarf

This is the Speckled Fade scarf by Stephen West. (If you haven’t heard of knitwear designer Stephen West, go have a look. He’s the dude that somehow made the words “shawl” and “uber-cool” go together in the same sentence.)

Frivolous at Last - Speckled Fade Scarf

It was an endless array of garter stitch (knit every row), which could have been boring, but the striping and colour changes, along with that one row of decreases that creates the chevron shape, were great incentive to keep knitting.

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I used three sock-weight yarns: the yellow speckled one is Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn in “potluck”; the turquoise-blue yarn is Orange Octopus Sock Yarn in “lost city”, and the dark blue yarn is Nooch Fiber Morningside Sock in “o trem azul”. They were all in my stash and I love the way they look together. Win! Such a lovely collection of saturated hues in the colour-starved winter landscape of mid-February in Toronto.

Frivolous at Last - Speckled Fade Scarf

I’m already lining up some skeins for a similar scarf, the free Born Trippy pattern by Beata Jezek, in a range of hot pinks.

Frivolous at Last - Speckled Fade Scarf

Colour, get in my eyes!

Frivolous at Last - Speckled Fade Scarf

Thanks for stopping by!

— Lori

 

11 thoughts on “If there’s one good thing about winter…

    1. Yes, Romni’s great. But I buy the Hedgehog yarn at a little shop in my neighbourhood — The Knit Cafe on Roncesvalles Ave. If I were to recommend stores to someone with limited time in the city, my first choice would be Romni and my second would be Ewe Knit on Bloor Street West.

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