Friday, October 18, 2013

Fiber Arts Friday: Palindrome Scarf

Like many good knitters, I am not able to keep only one thing on the needles...  ;-)  and for some reason, scarf-like objects seem to have captured my fancy.

So even though I am primarily working on my Alpaca Cape, I did cast on the Palindrome Scarf almost as soon as I finished the Acadian Shawl.

I had started this pattern with my Donegal Wool a while back, but that yarn is too scratchy to use against the neck and I love the Yak-Merino I used for the Elevation Profile Scarf, Man Hat and Acadian Shawl.

Between the three colors I had 4 1/4 ounces left and since blocking adds a lot of length with this yarn, I think it will work out.  Although, one of the yarn shops nearby carries the same brand... if I find I really need one more skein.  I'm certain I could find one in a complimentary color... perhaps, red.  ;-)


In the meantime, love the three colors together and I love the simplicity of this pattern.

So this project is doing two things for me... 1. using up left over yarn and 2. allowing me to practice purling correctly.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

9 comments:

Nancy McCarroll said...

Ooh, I like that drapey Palidrome scarf; good color choices. Will look at the purling techniques, also.

Nancy McCarroll said...

Palindrome, that is

Vivian said...

Nice scarf pattern you chose, easy but not overly easy. Will be so nice and toasty in yak-merino.

Cathy said...

Love your yarn choice for the pattern, or should I say love your pattern choice for your yarn? Either way it's a great combination :)

WonderWhyGal said...

I love those colors together too and you're right, you can add a complimentary color if needd.

Andria said...

Lovely. And no reason to have only one thing on the go at a time, now is there? Variety is the spice of life after all.

Spinster Beth said...

So by "purling through the back" do you mean you were picking up the stitch on the far side of the left needle?

Kathryn Ray said...

@SpinsterBeth - yes.

Voie de Vie said...

That's a great yarn/pattern combo, and I also love those colors together.

And do feel free to start as many projects as you want. Join the rest of us. :)