Monday, March 16, 2009

love. this. scarf

I kind of love this scarf like crazy.

It's the Reclamation Scarf from Stephanie Japel.  The point of this pattern is to use up some luxurious single skein of yarn, an at last year's Woolgathering I bought a skein of 100% Royal Platinum Alpaca hand dyed by Royal Fiber Spinnery - 250 yards of DK weight in the Ponderosa colorway.  At the time I was justifying buying single skeins of just about anything because I knew I could make a cowl out of them.  I think this scarf is going to be my new single skein justification!  I can't imagine much that wouldn't look fantastic in this pattern.  And honestly, I wear triangular scarves more than just about any others I have.  Oh, and how close did I come to actually using up the whole skein?

Pretty damn close!  

I haven't even blocked it yet.  I'm not sure I will.  Well maybe so because this yarn is pretty rustic and I think it might soften up some with a good soak.  Am I the only one who finds alpaca just a little itchy?  I don't care.  I really don't want to take it off.


hannah said...

I like how in the background all your furniture is full of yarn. And yes, I agree that alpaca can be itchy - let me know if you come up with a genius way to soften it, I've yet to manage it.

LisaDuvall said...

That's gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Love it! Now I must go buy the pattern so I can use up some single skeins from my stash :o)