Summers end is quickly approaching. Every year around this time, my mind wanders to those crisp fall days. The chill in the air, the leaves gracefully floating from the trees, and of course the knitwear…. the hats and scarves and boot cuffs and mittens.
There’s something timeless about the Infinity scarf though. It works. Always. Especially in a cool, neutral shade of creamy white. It works with a light, cotton summer top and jeans. Or wrapped around close to the neck over a fluffy, bulky Aran sweater with leather boots. Oh…..there I go wandering again.
Milkweed is a pretty pairing of cables and eyelets that twist and stagger up the length of the scarf. It measures a very generous 82″ long. You can wear it in one big loop, double it, triple it or wear it long and unbuttoned as a regular scarf. Sometimes the beauty is in the sheer simplicity of things.
The pattern is an easy to memorize repeat of 20 rows. I’ve charted the pattern AND included written instructions. I designed the scarf to have a nice rolled edge, so you’ll want to pay close attention to the slipped stitches that occur on both right and wrong side rows.
As with all of my new patterns, I’m making Milkweed available for FREE for a limited time while it’s in the Beta stage. Please feel free to scan the QR code on the main page of the pattern with your smartphone and it will automatically pop up your email application with my email address and the name of the pattern in the subject line. It’s all done for you! All you need to do is let me know your question or whatever pesky errata you may run into.
I love hearing feedback from all of you as well. So please feel free to comment here on the blog as well as Ravelry. Tell me who you’ll be knitting this for or what fiber you plan on using. I try my hardest to answer all your comments but it can be difficult to get to all of them, but please keep them coming! They make my day so much sweeter.
Speaking of the yarn you use for this scarf… I wrote the pattern up in Cascade’s Superwash Merino 128. It takes just 2 hanks. The fiber itself is luscious! Very lofty, soft and warm. It’s just begging to be knit and worn right up against your skin.
Now onto the fun bit…. the Giveaway. 2 Hanks of Cascade 128 in “White” and the printed pattern to make your own scarf. Yay!!! Just leave a comment on this blogpost of what your most looking forward to knitting this time of year. Something for back-to-school? Prepping for Xmas gift knitting? Let me know in your comment and then follow the directions in the Rafflecopter widget. You have until next Friday, August 21, 2015 to enter the Giveaway. Note: When the winner is announced on the blog, they will also be notified by email. If the winner does not reply to the blog post or email within 10 days, another winner will be chosen.
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