This little scarf is so pretty and surprisingly easy, especially considering how lovely it looks—and the yarn suggested by the designer is currently on sale for 30% off! “The Spin Stitch Scarf” is knitted using Rowan’s Kid Silk Haze. It looks complicated, but it’s basically a faux cable. You put the stitches on a cable needle, spin them around, and then knit them from the opposite direction. Staggering your spins and spinning in opposite directions creates a beautiful, undulating fabric.
Katherine and I both started our scarves immediately. It knits up quickly, affording almost instant gratification!!!
This next scarf is for the guitar player in your life. It’s called “Fretboard” and it’s designed by Amy van de Laar. It calls for a DK-weight yarn, but I think either DK- or worsted-weight yarn would work just fine to create this reversible cable scarf that resembles the frets on a guitar. I’m pondering using the Herriot yarn because the guitar player in my life (my son, Kevin) has a thing for baby alpaca.
Our final pattern today is called “Spring’s Eve” by Irina Anikeeva. Both the front and the back are visually appealing and should make for a really interesting knitting experience. The designer suggests using Baah! La Jolla yarn, and we have a great selection of this yarn in stock. It’s a fingering-weight yarn made from 100% superwash merino that has a very nice hand and will show off the stitches beautifully.
Hope your summer is going well and your knitting mojo is intact. See you soon.
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