That’s a Wrap

*groan* Horrible pun, sorry guys.  It’s late and I couldn’t come up with anything better.  I’m just really into scarves and wraps lately, okay?

I don’t know about you, but this bleak, cold weather makes me long for bright colors and fuzzy fibers.  I started with a deep crimson, or “port” color:

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The pattern is Helios by Marnie MacLean and isn’t it just stunning?  All that flowing cable and lace work really makes for a truly beautiful design.  Here’s closeup:

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This was not a fast knit, nor was it an easy knit, but I am duly proud of the outcome.  I may just have strut around the house upon completion – that is until my husband looked at me like I was a crazy lady and put an end to that small parade.

The yarn I used was Knit Picks’s Gloss Lace and I absolutely loved working with it.  It’s soft, it has a luminous sheen, and a wonderful stitch definition.  Not to mention the fact that it’s inexpensive.  10/10. Would knit again.

But then the winter got darker and this lady needed a more vibrant hue and what better color than shocking pink??

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Meet Safra by Susanna IC.  I don’t think I could fully express how much I love knitting crescent shawls.  They’re so comfortable to wear and the horizontal construction means that they never get monotonous.  Plus, look at the lovely finished shape:

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This one I knit in another Knit Picks yarn: Preciosa.  While it is soft and the joyful color brightens my day, it just doesn’t quite make up for the goofy name.  Preciosa?  Preciosa.  Nope, still don’t think I can bring myself to say it out loud, let alone purchase it again.  Will just have to keep looking for the perfect scarf yarn.

I’m very serious about by winter accessories, guys.

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Very serious indeed.

What is your favorite thing to knit when the weather gets cold?

Cheers,

-Allie

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