Yarn: Ellyn Cooper's Yarn Sonnets Oinling, two hanks in the Sea Lily colorway, knit on size 8 needles.
My first intention (and my second) was to make Rae, a pattern by Jane Richmond. It came highly recommended; I am ever so easily swayed by my friend Julie. She has made a few and loves the pattern. I love the pattern too, but I need a scale. No, not a bathroom scale, a digital one. As you work this scarf, you weigh your fiber and when you knit down to the half way point, you begin to do the decreases. Twice I tried to make this pattern and both times, I ran out of yarn 6-8 inches from the end.
To the frog pond. Twice.
|Skinny Mitered Scarf|
Yarn: Ellyn Cooper's Yarn Sonnets, Oinling on size 8 needles
This is a great pattern and I love how it minimizes the pooling effects of this dyed yarn. It was interesting to knit and I will definitely make it again, but it didn't suit this fiber. The drape wasn't drape so much as flimsy flop. Swatching might have helped me discover that, but I didn't knit too far before I realized I had another miss. The other issue was the scarf was too narrow, I think between that and the drape it would have been sloppy to wear.
|The Age of Brass and Steam|
Yarn: Ellyn Cooper's Yarn Sonnet Oinling
This ended up being a perfect match, the drape is nice, the size is larger than the pattern calls for, and it will go with so many of my clothes. The pattern is free and it is easy enough for a newbie to try. One tip, you might want to periodically count stitches so that your center rib is evenly balanced.
|Pooling but not so bad that I would frog it.|