it is always so interesting to me
to see where an idea started and how it ends up.
today, swan’s island company released their fall 2016 collection.
my ‘woodlands scarf’ is one of the pieces.
if you like the ‘behind the scenes’
part of stories, here
i thought that swan’s island was looking for patterns for their bulky weight yarn.
i was wrong, but that’s what i thought at the time.
i love chunky yarns and that attracted me.
so, i sussed out a new cable swatch and sent it along to be considered.
and they wanted it in the collection,
but in worsted weight yarn.
submitting designs is funny like that.
i once had a super bulky weight design accepted,
but was asked to rewrite the idea for a dk yarn
and you know what? i couldn’t picture it, but it looked great.
creative directors have visions for things that
i can mostly not even begin to imagine.
i just love the woodlands scarf stitches all done up in worsted.
in natural colors merino worsted,
both the yarn and the stitches shine, but
i never would have thought to try it without a little
push in that direction.
the photo above is the center back of the scarf.
you knit from both ends and wind up in the middle
where you graft the two end lengths together
so that the cool cable happening occurs right in the very center of it.as a perk for designing it, i get enough yarn
in the yarn and colorway of my choice,
to knit one to keep.
i chose the same yarn the original is in, because it was so nice.
now, how well do you know me? can you guess which of these
gorgeous colorways i chose for my own?
and which one would you choose?