One of the things that I truly love about being a knitter is that insatiable craving you have to knit as the days become shorter and Autumn approaches. Glimpsing any kind of chunky yarn as I'm out and about makes me want to get my hands on some super delicious yarn and go to town. For the past few years I've wanted to find an extra long and chunky scarf that would be fashionable but most importantly (and I stress this over all else) scrumptiously comfortable. Something to make you feel like you're sitting at home with a warm cup of tea and a pair of sweatpants wherever you go...
Purl Soho, a lovely knitting shop in New York's fashionable SoHo neighborhood, posted a free pattern of the Seafaring Scarf to their blog, Purl Bee, and I have to say that the search for my dream scarf has been realized! Fisherman's Rib stitch is one of my favorite kinds of ribbing with it's elegant design, warmth, and plush comfort that caresses your skin like a dream! It's a stitch that looks a bit complicated, but fear not, knitting newbies, don't allow the instruction, K1B (knit 1 below) to scare you off. This is a novice to intermediate stitch that I recommend to anyone who has mastered the beginner stitches, Knitting and Purling.
The Seafaring Scarf is made from a whopping 7 skeins of Purl Soho's Lanecardate Feltro bulky yarn, which is a beautiful mix of Superfine Wool and Caregora Angora in Italy by a family who has been wool-crafting since 1663! I chose the color Light Blue which has just a twinge of blue in it (although it seems a bit more aquamarine on camera). At first, I believed that the yarn would be very delicate, but I love that it is both deliciously plush and carries a density that will definitely tackle the fierce New York windchill.
I've only just started knitting two days ago, and I'm already on the second skein which is tremendous. I'm hoping to show it off this Autumn/Winter season. I'm also hoping to knit one object a month to showcase here on Twining Necklaces. Thank you for reading, and I'll post the finish product at the end of the month!
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