UPDATE: Winner Announcement
For this design, I was inspired by all those fluffy ribbed tweed scarves I keep seeing all over the place. Seriously, they’re EVERYWHERE. I don’t know what it is….the tweed. The fluffiness. Or the sheer fact that a ginormous knit scarf means FALL IS FINALLY HERE!!!
I’m gonna go with all of the above.
So how could I not design one, right?! And it didn’t take me long to choose the perfect stitch AND yarn. I decided for something of this large scale and length I wanted to go with a simplistic, easy-to-memorize stitch and I wanted to knit it in a gauge that grew to epic proportions at a flick of the wrist (literally).
I chose Fisherman’s Rib and Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick & Quick. Introduce these two to each other and they basically gaze into each others eyes, fall in love and create this beautiful baby….er, scarf.
Now, part of the interest of this scarf lies in the color changes and combinations. It’s not just two colors of different tweeds. A worsted weight contrast color is carried along with both the main and contrast colors of Thick & Quick up the entire length of the scarf. This process creates a glorious marriage of colors that work along the same palette. Glorious.
This pattern will (of course) be posted here on my blog for you to download for free while it’s in the Beta stage of testing. (link at the bottom of this post.) But you all know I can’t send you off without another Giveaway. “Don’t let us be silly!” So here’s what’s up for grabs. And it’s a Doozie! EVERYTHING that you’ll need to knit this scarf. And by everything, I mean everything. Even a pretty little gauge for swatching and beautiful handmade scissors. No last minute trips to the yarn store, y’all! Here’s the Haul breakdown, (Retail Value – $54.00): (1) Ball of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in “Fisherman” (1) Ball of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in “Sequoia” (1) Ball of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted in “Mushroom” (1) Pair of ChiaoGoo 12-inch Wood Needles Size US#17 (12.75mm) (1) ChiaGoo Bamboo Crochet Hook Size P/16 (11.5mm) (1) Pair of TOLT hand-forged metal scissors (1) TOLT Wood Gauge Ruler (1) Large yarn needle Waste yarn (for Provisional Cast On) Printed pattern, “Whiskey & Rye” (not pictured)
I’ll be choosing ONE winner by random, using the Rafflecopter widget. To be eligible, leave a comment on this post telling me what you like most about fall. That’s it! Then, follow the prompts in the Rafflecopter widget below. In addition to commenting, you can also follow and share on your social media for extra entries. Please do share the love! The Giveaway will run until Monday, October 12, 2015. I will contact the winner by email to retrieve mailing information. So it’s a good idea to add me to your mailing list/address book so you don’t miss the email notification: kalurah[at]whiletheyplay[dot]com
Note: If the winner does not reply within 10 days of notification, they will forfeit their prize and another winner will be chosen by random and notified by email and on the blog. In addition to the Giveaway, I also have some fun new video tutorials I just added to my Youtube channel. These are techniques used in the Whiskey & Rye pattern so the links are imbedded into the pdf but here is a lookie-lou into the two tutorials. Enjoy!
Have a wonderful hump-day that’s hopefully filled with yarn and stitches!