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 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 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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