When she used to rock and roll
When you’re not immersed in the knitting world, you don’t necessarily know what everyone else is knitting. But Ravelry makes it unavoidable.
Two thousand, four hundred and fifty-six of the 100,000+ Ravelry members, including me, have knit this design. That makes it the eighth most popular design on the site.
It’s called My So-Called Scarf, and it’s just two lines of pattern, repeated until you reach the desired length. It could hardly be more simple. In fact, there’s so little to it that a Raveler posted a pithy dissent a couple of months ago: “I don’t get why people love this pattern so much. If you love it please tell me why.”
I couldn’t have told you either, although I saw plenty of pretty ones on the site. But some of the folks on that thread talked about the pattern’s preternatural affinity for hand-dyed yarn. And when I was shopping on Knit Picks a month or so back during their yarn clearance, I saw that they have a hand-dyed wool yarn called Buchanan Weathered, in the colors of the Buchanan tartan. Noel’s middle name is Buchanan. I saw an opportunity to test out the claims about My So-Called Scarf, and make him something nice and particularly well-suited at the same time.
Get the Kool-Aid ready. I’m a believer.