I’m so very happy with my pretty new Wheatsheaves Scarf! I only just received the yarn last Friday afternoon, but was unable to put the project down. Lovely. I think I may knit this pattern again with my recently acquired Ella Rae Merino Lace.
I can’t stress enough what a lovely yarn Einband is. It behaved just beautifully during the blocking process, although I can’t say its scratchiness disappeared. Surprisingly, I’m not disappointed about this. If it was softer, it would have an entirely different drape. This is crisp, unbelievably light and characteristically dry. Apparently, these lightweight Lopi yarns make wonderful light, warm sweaters, though they are not something you’d want to wear next to your skin. As a cold weather dweller, I can tell you honestly that I never wear only one layer during the winter. It’s all about the multi-layers for me. I can envision an airy, open-textured fabric in one of these bright clear colors warming up a winter’s day. Better get right on it! These summer days won’t last forever 😉
While I’m on the shawl(ette) kick…I’ve been looking for just the right project for these precious skeins of cashmere that were hand-spun for me by my friend Lisa. I think I may need to take a crack at designing a semi-circular or triangular shawl.