…it’s wrapping yourself in yards of hand-knit gorgeousness!
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.)
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.
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.
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.
Colour, get in my eyes!
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