Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Getting ready for fall

Wow. It's been so long now, I don't even know where to start.
On a positive note, I have loads to blog about. It is getting back into the habit that is hard, but here it goes!

Just to warm myself up (no pun intended) I am sharing this scarf I knit recently. Knitting hasn't really been my strong suit in summer, but I have actually knit loads the past months. Making my own yarns might have something to do with it :)

First off, the pattern I used is this lovely infinity/eternity scarf called Matanuska, free on Ravelry here. It is simple, and quick to memorize, perfect if you like to zone out in front of the tv. It is also great if you have a limited amount of yarn, or you don't know the exact yardage. It is consists of few repeats, and you just knit until you run out.

The yarn for this project is my first fractal spun yarn from 100 grams of Corriedale fibre. To read about that particular process, click here.

I was very anxious to knit with this yarn, just to see the colour effect, and it didn't disappoint. The pattern is perfect for hand spun multicoloured. Because of its simple geometric shapes (a bit like honeycombs), it does not compete with the features of the yarn, and show it off wonderfully.

The fractal spinning gives the yarn a subtle self striping effect, and the colours merge together harmoniously. I never tire of looking at this scarf, getting lost in all the pinks, purples, oranges and yellows!

(If you'd like to view this project on Ravely, here's the link.)

I am ready for the cold now, but I CAN still wait a month or two for it to arrive..
How 'bout you?


  1. I started my first ever cardigan when it was our winter, but it's spring already and I'm still going (shouldn't have picked cables!). Lovely colours in the yarn (one of my first boyfriends was named Corrie Dale, they didn't know it was a sheep until he went to school and the teacher called him Mummy's little lamb).

  2. Oh no! What a horrible teacher xD Poor boy...
    I am sure your cardi will turn out great, cables are lovely! Never mind how long it taks. There will always be another winter ;)

  3. I love how much the honeycomb effect stands out with your yarn. I am knitting but we are having an unexpected heatwave in Wales - well, I say heatwave, we all think it's hot but it's not that hot really! :)

    1. Yes, I really liked that effect of the pattern too. I think I'll make some more of these, perhaps a bit broader. We've had that heatwave too, nice and unusually warm for September.

  4. Wow! This is gorgeous, the colours are lovely.

  5. This is such vibrant gorgeous yarn -- the scarf turned out so nicely. I am longing for the cold but that is because it is still very hot. I didn't knit all summer -- need to get started again.

    1. Thanks, Annie! We've had some unusually warn fall temps lately, so there is really no need for knits (yet). But the frost is here before we know it... Excited to see what you'll knit up :)