With my single hank of Donegal Wool I want to make something that will show off the beauty of the yarn.
I thought quite a lot about the Palindrome Scarf. A simple pattern with broad sections of knits and pearls... essentially a reversible stockinette scarf.... I do think that scarves should always be reversible.... or a least the reverse should not look like the back or the inside. ;-)
Since the scarf is supposed to be long... and I like long scarves, I also thought this would be a good choice since I only have the one hank. I could knit until the scarf is so long that I trip over it, or until I ran out of yarn... which ever came first. ;-)
The yarn is really too scratchy to use as a scarf... so after many needle sizes and much deliberation, I am now working on a gently-cabled hat.
I really like how the little slubs of color are popping out, but not taking over.... which, I think, is the beauty of Donegal Tweed.
I'm thinking that the yarn will still be too scratchy on the forehead for a hat.
One of my comadres suggested a Qiviut liner, which would be luxurious. Another had suggested a vest, but I haven't found any patterns I'm crazy about. I am also having the thought about (finally?) setting up my loom and using it in a weaving of some sort.
I have only about 350 yards. So, do any of you awesome, Fiberistas have a wonderfully, simple-looking pattern that I may be missing?
Thanks and Happy Fiber Arts Friday.