After what was probably for me an unprecedented 2-month knitting hiatus, I finally caught the bug again. Instrumental in this was the fact that I had signed up for Dee at Posh Yarn’s Cashmere Club last December, which means that every couple of months some delicious hand-dyed cashmere gets dropped through my letterbox. (The fact that I paid for it last year also makes me feel rather like this is free yarn – irrational, I know, but hey, if it makes me happy…)
I started this scarf at the beginning of April, just as we were about to go on holiday to Morocco for a week. I thought that the beautiful, tulip-inspired colours would match that landscape well, and I was right.
It was perfect for getting me back into knitting – a quick, easy knit with many dropped row stitches that meant the scarf grew incredibly quickly, and a nice bit of lace at each end. I am somewhat ambivalent about variegated yarn in general, but I am really happy with how this stitch pattern worked with, rather than against, the yarn.
Although I love the result, these are not really my colours, so this scarf is destined to become a gift for a deserving friend (hope she’s not reading as I haven’t given it to her yet!)
Here are the details:
Yarn: Posh Yarn Eva 4 ply silk/cashmere, in the colourway Tulip Time