Oooh, good ideas, really loving the Trillian scarf! Thanks Rayna!
Everyone who knows me knows that turquoise, browns and blues are my colours. Every time I walk into a yarn store I am lamentably predictable. But then… then I picked up this lovely thing.
This is Iris, one of the new colours from Tanis Fiber Arts. I picked up a skein in her blue label sock yarn and I am in love. It’s beautiful and punchy, and more variegated than I typically go for, so the question now is, what to do with it?
I’ve considered Jane Richmond’s lovely Strathcona:
And Martina Behm’s Lintilla:
I have never knitted either of these patterns, though I have done patterns from both designers before and I know I love their work. Both these patterns are simple enough that the textural pieces will allow the variegated yarn to shine, and both are great summer pieces.
But I am totally open to suggestions too! Anyone know of a great pattern for 400 yards of sock yarn that will show off these colours they way they deserve? Of the 2 above, which one would you vote for?
Q – I think the Lintilla scarf will show off the yarn variegation the best.
I vote Lintilla!!
I am in love with the last shawl you created! Breathtaking! She was one lucky lady!
Lintilla… Don’t forget to post a pic once it’s finished… Love your work!
Have you checked out Martina’s Trillian? That was the one I used for my super-variegated yarn.
Also, there is Foreign Correspondent Scarf. (You know, just to add to your confusion!)
If I had to choose from the two you listed, I’d do Lintilla…although I am not a ruffle person ;-)