Thursday, July 5, 2012

FO: Wayfarer

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Well, this is embarrassing.  This scarf has been done for something like two months, and I just got around to blocking it last week.  It took a while to dry - thanks, shitty Seattle weather! - but the resulting fabric is light and soft and I'm a little obsessed with it.  Since Lumberjack had a day off of work yesterday, we got a ton of finished object photos of this and several other projects.  Yay!

This was my first time working with Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (although I've stashed a bit of it since then!) and I have to say, it's one of my favorite yarns I've ever worked with.  It's rustic and wooly and even a little bit scratchy, but it is so light and fluffy, and the colors are so amazing, that it is super fun to knit up.  This was also the first pattern I ever purchased from Jared Flood's pattern support line.  I did make some little changes, which I've noted on the Ravelry project page.  I would have appreciated some extra guidance on the special cast-on and bind-off, even a link to a tutorial.  The tutorials I ended up using are in my pattern notes if anyone wants to check them out.

Even though right now is sort of a silly time to finish a scarf, I expect that this will get lots of wear in the fall and winter.  It's really long and light, which I think will be great for bundling up in when the weather gets cold.

Rav project link: Wayfarer
Pattern: Wayfarer, by Jared Flood
Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Shetler, colorway Thistle
Yardage: 3 full skeins - 450 yards
Needles: US 9 - I went up a size from the recommended needle size.

3 comments:

megan said...

Ooh, this scarf looks lovely - nice and thick/long for winter. I adore the stitch you used!

ZanneQ said...

I'm inspired to try it! Thanks for sharing!

helloknitty.net said...

Shelter is one of my favorite yarns of all time. It's a perfect balance of wooly and soft, perhaps only eclipsed by Elsa Wool Company's yarns. I have a few skeins of his fingering weight yarn, Loft, and I am really looking forward to trying those out.

Love Wayfarer too! Somehow I missed this pattern until a couple weeks ago when I saw a different knitter making it, and I love it. Think if I made it I would turn it into a cowl...