The Flourishing Scarf

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The Flourishing Scarf, designed and knit by Mary Ann Stephens using Dale ECO Baby Wool (espresso / background) and Dale Alpakka (mist blue / motif).

“The Flourishing Scarf”, just released this week.  I’m immensely pleased with the result of stranding with one color in Dale Alpakka, the other in magnificent, new, organic, ethical and pure Dale Eco Baby Wool.  As I explain in the pattern:

There’s a certain synergy in using these two different fibers together.  The lofty, sport weight alpaca compresses nicely when stranded with the fingering weight wool to produce sharp motifs in extra-warm fabric. The body and bounce of the wool helps to keep the alpaca from drooping. The soft luster of the alpaca adds to the contrast against the matte wool.  When choosing your colors, remember: the more your two colors contrast, the more clearly your details will show through.

Here’s the link to the kits, available in your choice of colors.  I love being able to give a little treat back to my beloved yarn customers when I issue one of my own designs as a kit.  So, the scarf kits are priced $5 less than the sum of the parts.  They use five 50g balls of Alpakka + five 50g balls of ECO Baby Wool.  If you’re a regular reader here, you know how I’ve loved using Dale Alpakka since it came out a few years ago.  If you’re a wool lover and, like me, you’re always on the lookout for the highest quality wool possible, I think you’ll be thrilled with Dale’s brand new ECO Baby Wool.  Not cheap, but thoroughly exquisite – the best 100% wool I’ve ever used!

Here’s the PDF on Ravelry.  After getting the PDF, if you decide you’d like to use my Dale yarn combination, just put a note on your a la carte yarn order and I’ll  refund the $5 off that way, too.

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Knitting designer, retailer and instructor specializing in Fair Isle and Nordic design. Website = kidsknits.com Blog = twostrands.com.
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2 Responses to The Flourishing Scarf

  1. Laura Andrews says:

    Wow, it’s beautiful!

  2. Nancy Wentworth says:

    It is most definitely a beautiful design, but if I were to make it I would want a hat that matched.

    Nancy J. Wentworth

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