25/03/2014

What a scarf!


A gorgeous Winter Scarf in locally produced hand dyed wool for an equally gorgeous old school friend
Pattern: Saint-Malo by Cath-e-design, Ravelry
Hook Size: 5mm
Scarf Size: 220cm
Yarn: cowgirlblues 100% wool, hand dyed, colour Silver Fox

This yarn is terrific, another smashing product available to South Africans! I bought the same colour from two different dye lots (on purpose I daresay), resulting in two of the skeins being lighter than the others. I used the lighter skeins in the single stitch rows and absolutely love the subtle play on the pattern as a result. I bought my yarn from Beatrix - see her Facebook Page and Blog for more details.






Because I am used to working in Bamboo and Cotton Yarns that yield a softer drape, I initially struggled to settle on a pattern. I needed a sensational pattern to suit the unique qualities of the cowgirlblues. I tried the stunning Muirlands Cowl, the Tall and Wavy Stitch, the Wavelength, and the Vega Crochet Cowl, before I finally felt happy with the look and feel of the Saint-Malo Pattern.
The frogging even had Captain America in a state!








16 comments:

  1. That is just beautiful ! The pattern is so pretty in combination with the yarn (Nice colour btw !)

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  2. Bellissima!Grazie per il link!:-)

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  3. Gorgeous and it seems that even Captain America agrees! xoxo

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  4. Gorgeous scarf, Magda. I love your creativity. The cotton looks delightful

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  5. I'm really loving this scarf! You make such beautiful things and find the best yarn! Your fried is very lucky! (You can see my enthusiasm through all the exclamation points...)

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  6. Can't go wrong with grey isn't it?love the shades you've used,great combo-pattern&color!as an interesting fact i was descripting by eye this appealing pattern for a spring hat-as i didn'tknew where to find it-yesterday evening so thank you v much for sharing the source!

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  7. Grey is simply super - it always looks so stylish! Thanks for all the comments. Enjoy the weekend. xxx

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  8. beautiful as always. just love all your yarn choices!

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  9. What absolutely beautiful pictures and such a gorgeous finished product. As the dyer of the wool I'm honoured to see it in such good hands.
    Do come back for more!
    Bridget, cowgirlblues

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  10. Beautiful - and I love the fact that you bought two different dye lots.

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