Let’s Get Scarfy

I bought enough Shibui baby alpaca for a scarf and mitten set. Since the Ambroso mittens don’t include a matching scarf I had to come up with something that would work. When I bought the yarn I intended to make up a scarf pattern with the same Ambroso stitch pattern. I think using the two asymmetrical cables up each side of the scarf would be beautiful. But getting back to what I wrote about on Monday, this yarn is not the ideal match for this style of cables.
So then I went searching on Ravelry and found a few lovely options in my faves.:

forbes forest drifted-pearls unique melody

from left to right: forbes forest, drifted pearls, unique melody
As I browsed around, I kept focusing on texture. Not necessarily any one kind of texture, but just something with a great tactile feel. Bobbles, columns of knits and purls, and yes – I was even taunted by the traditional cables that I knew wouldn’t suit this yarn. In the end I went with Unique Melody because I loved the bias patterning and I thought the yarn would drape well – especially when knit up at the ball-band gauge (looser than the mittens). I’ve always had a thing for leaf and flame motifs – one day I will knit you Shetland Triangle – so Melody was an easy sell.
unique melody wip nov 25
I’ve knit through the entire setup rows plus a couple repeats and I’m in love! If I keep going at this pace I should be done in a few weeks. I’m anxious to wear it though so don’t be surprised if you see this pop up as an FO even sooner. It’s been a long time since I’ve done a project that needed blocking as much as Unique Melody will need. It’s taunting me to keep knitting just so I can actually block it and see it in all its drapey, glory. I can’t wait.
ps – a big thank you to Andi who reminded me about Rose Beck (the Unique Melody designer) a couple weeks back in this blog post. I’ve known about Rose Beck for a while but it was Andi’s post who brought her top of mind when it came to choosing this scarf pattern. Thanks, Andi!

One thought on “Let’s Get Scarfy

  1. Lovely! It is so rewarding to see the yarn start to drape off your needles as you knit a project, isn’t it? And I love the color too. I can’t wait to see the FO.

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