This scarf looked gorgeous the moment I spotted it.
The pattern (if it can be called a pattern) is free from the Purl Soho. You can access it here.here.
I couldn’t help it. I cast on. Initially, I cast on with this:
I wanted this rough-hewn tweedy look, as I initially considered this scarf for my dad. Disaster. Cotton has little elasticity. Plus, Artesnal has weird stuff embedded in it. For a cotton/alpaca blend, it’s pretty scratchy, not exactly the thing I want next to my neck. So I frogged my work and checked the stash for a substitute.
I grabbed the Cashsoft Aran in Foxglove. I’ve had this yarn since forever, and it was the right weight. Plus it’s merino and cashmere. Who doesn’t love cashmere?
It’s a gorgeous, spongy scarf, incredibly soft and thick. It’s also a color my father won’t touch, so I’m going to knit another scarf for him. Artesnal might get another look. Who knows?