I wore this scarf this morning, and realized I had never written a post about it.
Yarn: Dream in Color Starry in Honeymoon (it sparkles!) on Size #5 Needles
Mods: I went up a needle size, so could only do 19-1/2 repeats of the pattern
What a fantastic pattern! If you’ve been hesitant to try lace, this would make a great first lace project. It’s also a great lace project for the experienced knitter who wants a quick scarf project in fingering weight yarn. Because this really went quick!
The yarn is the closest I’ll probably ever get to novelty yarn. Dream in Color Starry is 90% merino wool and 2% metallic, with small bits of silver plied into the yarn. I thought the silver would shed as I knit, but it stayed put through knitting and washing. I also worried that the silvery bits would be rough or scratchy, but they aren’t noticeable to me at all when I wear it. But look – sparkly! So fun.
This is a perfect lightweight scarf to wear in the later fall/earlier winter months. This would also make a great fashion scarf to wear around the house or office if mine were just a few inches longer. But that’s due to my choice of going up a needle size to get a drapier scarf, which ate up more yarn, which resulted in a shorter scarf. Your mileage (or in this case, yardage) may vary.
I’m so glad I finished this in time to wear it before the really cold weather hits. But now I’m thinking about colder weather knits. Hmm… might be time to break out the worsted weight wool for a little more warmth!