Besotted Scarf

October 22, 2006

I just bought a new winter coat which means I must knit myself a new scarf and hat. Which also means a trip to my local knitting salon, Woolwinders , to pick out a new fabulous, yarn. I chose Baby Alpaca Chunky from Cascade Yarns in Monterey Bay (color 562), a beautiful teal with a hint of gray..

I knew that I wanted to knit a scarf with a cable pattern. I thought that I would be able to pick out a cable stitch from my knitting book and design my own pattern, but it was much harder than I thought.

I checked out free patterns on the internet and found the perfect scarf pattern at http://www.helloyarn.com. I’m working on the besotted scarf which is knitting up nicely. The baby alpaca yarn is great to work with; it’s so soft. I was a little worried that the color would be too dark to show off the beautiful pattern, but not the case. You can see the pattern perfectly.

I still have to figure out what I want to do for my hat, but I have a few ideas.

Check out http://www.helloyarn.com. They have some great free patterns, a blog and some beautiful hand-dyed and handspun yarns (which I will have to check out once I make a dent in my stash).


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