I tend to prefer the semi solids and heathers mostly, followed by good ol' regular solids. My fun and crazy yarn is almost always reserved for socks. I feel like I can have a little fun, and keep it from being out there in everyone's face. I'm like a closet crazy-color-loving yarnie. Maybe that makes me boring, but it's just the way I am. I found myself longing for a few of the colorways, and figured what the hell...I'll get some, and figure it out later. I can support my local shop, and push myself out of my comfort zone a little. It's always good to do that once in a while just to shake things up. I thought I might try a Spectra scarf with one of the colorways. I love love love the spectra that I knit in grey and black. Woohoo!! Grey and black..what FUN COLORS....end sarcasm. Honestly though, I wore it tons last season. Maybe I could use black or grey with one of the colorways and have a really fun super colorful (by my standards anyway) scarf.
I have yet to start on a second spectra, but I did come up with a little something that I really like. I wrote it up as a free pattern, and put it up on Ravelry. Here are the details.
56” Around x 8” Tall
385 Yards fingering weight in Main Color (MC)
195 yards fingering weight in Contrasting Color (CC)
Note: these are real yardages used with about 10 yards added in as a buffer. When planning, it’s always best to have a little more, than not enough. Having said that, this cowl is easy to adjust if you’re running out of yarn.
US Size 5 (3.75mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
19.5 stitches = 4” in stockinette on washed and blocked swatch.
1 stitch marker
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Now go do it... that's right, dig into the stash and cast on yet another project.