In Love with Color

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As winter approaches I find the need to add more color to my life. With one skein of Misti Alpaca Handpaint Sock yarn on hand, and a 3.75 mm hook, I decided to revisit an old pattern of mine, the Shawlini. This is more of a scarf with a point than a shawl. The variegation of the yarn obscures the stitch pattern in the body of the scarf. But the stitch pattern adds depth to the yarn and you can sense that something is going on there, even if you can’t quite pick out what’s happening.

If you’d like to try your own version of the Shawlini, the pattern is available as a free download on Ravelry.

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I recently tested a pattern for designer Adrienne Lash. For this one I pulled out some leftovers of Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn. Talk about beautiful colors, this yarn really complimented her new Diamonds Adrift Scarf Pattern. The pattern is available on Ravelry for $3.95,  just click the link and you can support an indie designer. By the way, she liked my scarf so much that she included a photo of if on her pattern!

I added fringe to tie the colors together. If you need help making fringe here’s a  youtube video  with Judy Graham demonstrating how to do it.

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I really enjoyed making this scarf and was able to use up some odds and ends of my Noro yarn.

I’m participating in the Hookin On Hump Day blog party on Moogly. Check it out if you’re interested.

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2 Responses to In Love with Color

  1. neversaydiebeauty says:

    I’d love to see how your shawl/scarf looks on. Do you just put the point at your back and then twist the rest around you? Not sure I can visualize what it looks like. Love the other scarf with the Noro Silk. Beautiful!

    • vibeskat says:

      I’ve been wearing the Shawlini with the the point in front, bandito style. It’s nice and warm, alpaca. You’re right, I need to get someone to take a photo of me with it on. Will see what I can do.

      Thanks for the compliment on Noro scarf.

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