Tuesday, January 3, 2012

WIP: California Roll Scarf


A couple of weeks ago, my mom and I went out to Churchmouse Yarns and Teas on Bainbridge Island for the day.  I had seen this yarn, called Freia Flux Lace in the colorway Dartmoor, the last time I was at the shop during the summer, but had no idea what to do with it.  It happens that my mom recently cast on a scarf out of a handpainted silk laceweight using a basic 1-row pattern, and it looked great.  I was itching to make one of my own out of a colorful yarn, and this little ball seemed perfect!


Sometimes I have yarn that doesn't get photographed before I cast on.  It never even makes it into the stash because it knows what it wants to be and practically jumps onto the needles.


It's been really fun to watch the colors change.  I think this scarf will really benefit from a firm blocking, and I have a feeling that it will be ethereally light and beautiful when it's finished.  It reminds me of something you might see at Anthropologie, and it rolls up into a ball that looks very much like a sushi roll.

And in case anyone's interested, the pattern is as follows:

1-Row Lace Scarf
Using long-tail cast-on, CO 40 stitches.
*k2, yo, k2tog* across row.
Repeat this row on both RS and WS until scarf reaches desired length.
Block the sucker.

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