Let me hear you say yeah

It’s a testament to how much travel has disrupted my life that I finished a scarf two weeks ago but haven’t blogged the FO yet.

Pattern: Holding Hands, Feeding Ducks by beforesunrise
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Hand-Dyed (100% wool), Graham of Monteith colorway (discontinued)
Needles: U.S. 10.5 Harmony Options 24″ circular (knit flat)

I was inspired to use up the leftover yarn from my Clapotis when I saw Amanda’s beautiful version. It seemed clear that this was a pattern that showed off hand-dyed yarn, and when I started knitting, I wasn’t disappointed.

See the way each of the star stitches seems to contain its own shade of blue? That’s what you want — not the subtle shading of one color into another that obscures the stitch pattern (because you’re looking at color changes and not at the fabric texture), but a stitch that pulls each color in the yarn together in its own part of the pattern.

I blocked this after knitting to combat end curl, but a little fringe at the end might have been a better way to accomplish that goal. Hm, time to check and see if anyone has this colorway for sale or trade on the Rav.

When you’ve got such stylish accessories, it’s only natural that everyone wants to be the model.

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2 Comments on “Let me hear you say yeah”

  1. Amanda Says:

    Yay for being inspiration! It really is a great scarf and yours looks fantastic!

  2. Lisa Says:

    YEAH! that’s an inspired combination of beautiful color and stitch pattern. Lovely work – and nice models, too.

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