Teach me some melodious sonnet
Pattern: Lace Rib Scarf by Kay Gardiner
Yarn: Louisa Harding Hulda (50% wool, 30% acrylic, 20% linen), colorway 11
Needles: U.S. 10 Signature metal straights
I’ve become a broken record. Charity scarves modeled by adorable kindergartener. You’ve seen it before. And by golly, you’ll see it again.
When I see 200-400 yards of bulky or worsted yarn, I get idea bubbles over my head filled with simple lacy, ribbed, or cabled scarves. I want to pull out my beautiful Signature Needle Arts stiletto-tipped straight needles, memorize a line or two of instructions, and just knit whenever and wherever I am. This particular yarn was picked up on closeout just on the basis of the beautiful color. I cast on almost as soon as I got it home — simple mistake rib for a unisex but profoundly textural scarf with a glorious squish factor and a rustic crunch. And then I didn’t stop until I had exhausted three balls and reached 76 inches.
It’s my second scarf for this year’s Red Scarf Project. And I must admit that I’m aching to cast on the next one. Tomorrow I’ll be speaking to an adult Sunday School class at a local church about knitting and spirituality, and I think I ought to be knitting as I talk. This is exactly the kind of thing that would be perfect. But then, it’s perfect just about anywhere.