Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Scarf of Many Colors

To keep my stash interesting and not too old I try to plan my knits one old yarn then one new. Recently I have not been succeeding with that, Stitches West yarn is calling my name!


I saw this kit at Stitches in the Twisted Owl Fiber Studio booth, left it there, then went back for it because I had to have it. This kit consisted of nineteen different colorways all on a gorgeous single ply merino yarn.


Not all of these were colors I would pick individually, they weren't great for my skin tone. But, these all look awesome together in the small increments needed for the Parallelogram Scarf by Stephen West.


It was that the nineteen colors were already chosen; I only had to arrange the colors in the order that I though looked best. I didn't make any adjustments to the pattern other than adding only one single crochet row around rather than two.


This was an easy, repetitive, TV watching knit which I did in a mini KAL with my mom. She and I picked up matching kits and had a blast knitting together. If I was to do this project again I would make sure to weave in my ends as I knit rather than wait tell the end. Though I did find that I was able to patch up some of the holes created when switching the colors.


I have gotten so many complements in the few times I have been able to wear it this spring. The colors are perfect with the changing weather! I am very pleased with how this project came out, beautiful and easy to wear. Some WestKnits pattern are a little too funky for me but this one is great! You can make if however crazy or conservative you want just by your color choice!


8 comments:

  1. That's a pretty cool kit. Looks like LOADS of fun! xoxo Andrea @ This Knitted Life

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    1. I'm not really a kit kind of knitter because I'm picky about my yarn but I really enjoyed this one! And the scarf turned out great so that helps:)

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  2. Love this! Knitting with 19 colors sounds like a blast! Great colors.

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    1. I'd never worked with that many colors in one project so that was definitely an experience!

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  3. What a pretty scarf! Love it.

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    1. Thanks! I'm so pleased with it! It's going to be great on those gray winter days when I need a little happy color boost!

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  4. Amazing! Love love love all this mix of color! If I knew I would take part in your informal KAL!

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    1. My mom and I had a great time doing this scarf. IF we do another I will have to let you know! A KAL would be ton of fun!

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