C got a new coat this year. A terrific navy pea coat. I decided that the best thing for his new coat would be a lightweight scarf that could be dressy when needed, but casual enough it could be worn anytime. Enter Cerus Scarf. As I perused the patterns on Ravelry, I just wasn't finding anything I was happy with, there didn't seem to be a pattern that fit the needs of C. I didn't want anything bulky or too heavy. This quickly eliminated any ribbing action in the scarf, in my opinion. I also didn't want it too long because he doesn't normally wear scarves and I didn't want it to be a hassle when worn.
I saw this pattern in the list, and after looking at several finished objects, I decided this was it.
(Please excuse the lighting, I took the pictures at night - there's really no substitute for great natural lighting!! - Pictures outside are more true in color.)I also liked that I could use a variegated yarn without getting wonky pooling or funny patches of color. I like variegated yarn, when used in the right places. Again, the linen stitch did wonders for the colors.
Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Multis in Adobe for this project. The navy paired with the creams and grays seemed perfect when matching C's coat.
I meant to wait and share this post after I'd taken pictures of the recipient wearing it, but I keep forgetting to get over to their house in good light. Maybe tonight... And once I do get pictures, I'll just have to write a 2nd time about this scarf! :)
One tip if any of you out there are interested in this gem....when binding off the edge, be sure to do so loosely. I did mine a little too tight so the scarf doesn't lay completely straight, one edge has a natural curve to it. The doesn't hinder the use any, but you know how we knitter's get...it's hard to look past things we'd like to change. :)
What did you knit for Christmas?