Pattern: Falling Water by Bonnie Sennott
Yarn: Claudia Handpainted Yarns Fingering (100% merino), colorway Sea Dreams
Needles: U.S. 6 24″ Harmony wood Options (knit flat)
I can’t even remember when I started this pattern. It was travel knitting for some trip. Maybe last spring, my Dallas conference? And I think I kept going for some time in class. This is an easy pattern to read one’s knitting, so no pattern is required; move the yarn-over and matching decrease one to the right each rightside row three times, then switcheroo and do the same thing to the left. I know I knit until I had just a small ball of yarn left … then put it aside.
And that’s where it stayed until a week or so before I was to leave for Japan. My student Tamami, who is from Tokyo, told her mother I was coming, and her mother insisted on showing me the town. I knew I wanted to bring her something special. Within a few hours, the scarf was finally done and blocking.
I love this yarn. The twist is vigorous and the result is a sproingy, light-as-air sock yarn. I bought these skeins in a sale, and used a couple of colorways to make this scarf two years ago for my sister in law. This pastel tone of blues and whites isn’t really my speed, so I always knew I would give this away. I hoped that it would suit Masako.
You be the judge. Here she is wearing her scarf outside of a sushi restaurant where she treated me to an amazing dinner. Isn’t she lovely? And the knitting isn’t bad, either. If I do so say myself.