Deep Forest, A New Pattern
There is this point in the seasons when the trees are bare (or mostly bare) and you can see deep into the wood. The light strikes across the tress and branches, casting a dark lacey web of shadows across the forest floor and on any visitors walking the paths. I was intrigued by these shadows and the idea of a dark, dramatic lace when I designed this scarf.This is a pretty straight-forward pattern, with dramatic results. You can knit it large, or you can knit it small – giving you a choice of a shawl or a scarf.The best part: I designed it to be knit with sock yarn! Its a great way to take on the shape and techniques of a shawl without working with super-fine yarn. You can use sock yarn in just about any yardage – This is size small, knit with just 315 yards of Claudia Handpainted Fingering Yarn.I was also inspired by the abbey where my Aunt lives. They do good works. And make candy (to fund the good works). The most delicious, incredible, sinful, amazing candy known to life. But they need some help. Building a bigger kitchen – so they can make more delicious candy. You can read more about this here.Anyway. 20% of the income made from this scarf will be donated to the building of this new kitchen.The details:Deep Forest Scarf/Shawl (Ravelry Link)Requires: 315 (360, 395) yards of fingering weight yarnNeedle: Something that gives you good gauge. I used US 6.$5.75So. Onward. Bring out those mountains of sock yarn. And knit on! Save the candy kitchen!
Posted: January 29th, 2009 under Uncategorized.