Spring and Scarves
Happy Spring! It's been gorgeous here in SE Texas and everything is starting to bloom. I love seeing the fat little robins every morning and everything is looking so fresh and green.
I can finally share the project I alluded to in this entry last month. It's another version, slightly revised, of the Leaf Lace Scarf. For this scarf, I used the new Knit Picks Shadow Lace Tonal in the Gypsy colorway. It was really lovely yarn and my first time knitting with their lace weight merino. I'd use it again in a heartbeat.
When I sent my finished red scarf to Knit Picks, I knew I'd have to wait for the release of the new tonal yarns before my pattern would show up on the site, so I cast on for a scarf I could wear right away. I knit the Spring Festival Scarf with Noro Sekku, their lace weight (or more appropriately -- cobweb) self-striping yarn, it's a light and airy spring/summer scarf. You really do have to love Noro to enjoy this yarn though. The thick/thin slubs are a challenge with yarn overs and one has to be really okay with imperfection. It was worth it for me - I love wearing this scarf.
The pattern is also available for purchase and download via Ravelry. If you knit one of these new scarves, I'd love to see it!