… Ridge. … Lagoon. I’m so blue that I’m done…
Pattern: Silk Shimmer Scarf, by Leanna Witt, who also happens to be part of Blue Ridge Yarns and Misty Mountain Farm. The pattern is free with the purchase of Silk Shimmer. I really, REALLY enjoyed this pattern. It caused some pooling, but it’s reversible and has just enough texture to make it interesting.
Yarn: Blue Ridge Yarns Silk Shimmer. Swoon. I’m glad I have more of this in my stash, because it’s just incredible. It’s soft, but it’s not so slippery it’s obnoxious to knit. I chose this particular colorway because I knew I’d knit most or all of it up at the beach, and the colors sang ocean melodies to me.
Needles: I used my trusty Crystal Palace bamboo straights in a US #6. They held onto the silk perfectly.
Hook: I had to cross my fingers, but the WalMart at the beach did indeed have a Boye size I hook for the border, which I began on the way home, but had to abandon when it became clear that Gretchen just wasn’t going to settle down.
Verdict: Swoon. I’d knit this again, but I do also want to see what other patterns have been done with this incredible yarn. Since this was done as a shop sample for the not-yet-open Dog House Yarns and More, I might get this scarf back one of these days, but I’m not holding my breath. It’s an incredible yarn, and a sweet little pattern in a great colorway (don’t mind me while I break my arm patting myself on the back), and I don’t suspect it is going to wear itself out as a sample.
Now, I’ve had the delight of watching Dog House Yarns and More (that’s the blog link) grow from a wild-haired idea to a reality, and I’m eager to see it open and share it with each of you. While we’re awaiting the grand opening, do visit the blog and take a tour of the classroom.
I love the Sheep Incognito art on the walls…
What do you think? She’ll be open very soon, so when shall I meet you there?