Despite a lack of posts to show it, I’ve been working on using up more stash yarn this summer. This is a continuation of the effort I started last year, but is also even more beneficial since we’re in between permanent living situations so the less yarn I have to move next time, the better. While my knitting hasn’t been as much of a focus as learning my new job, packing, moving, storing our stuff, and preparing to sell our Canton house (we closed on the sale Friday! Huzzah for milestones!), I’ve still been trying to make time for knitting in the evenings as much as I can. Most recently I used a skein of yarn that was part of a swap some time back on Ravelry.
The colorway is really light and airy, and I thought it would make a nice light shawl/scarf.
It’s also mostly cotton, so it hardly took any time to block.
This pattern is really easy to knit and went very quickly. It took almost one skein of this yarn, with just around 25 yards left over (enough to make something for Blythe, most likely).
I often wear a scarf to work, since the air conditioning is virtually always cranked and I get too cold otherwise.
I love the way this colorway worked with this pattern. The stripes worked out very neatly, but still organically, and the overall effect is, to my eye, quite perfect for the shape of scarf and feel of the fiber.
I can definitely see myself wearing this on a very regular basis. And while I’d love to imagine an idyllic scene involving a barefoot walk down the beach, me sitting in my office analyzing some spreadsheets is more likely. (I’ll take it.)