NEW Pattern: Three Almond Scarves
Remember last week when I introduced a new designer available at Polkadotsheep? The Rowan Cowl?
Now we have Dagmar’s latest pattern, Three Almond Scarves.
If you think that something about the designs of these scarves looks familiar, you would be correct. The almond or leaf motif is the same as in the Rowan Cowl but used to different effect. My favorite part of these scarves is how the placement of the same design motif results in such different edges.
One of the fun reasons to knit scarves is that you can often change the yarn and gauge. Dagmar says
Each version can be done in any yarn (from cobweb to bulky), any tension (from lacy to dense and warm), and any size (as scarf, wrap, or stole).
You do have to take into account the color(s) of the yarn with a design motif like the twisted stitch almond shapes of these yarns. If you want the stitches to pop like they do in the original you will need to use a solid or a semi solid/tonal yarn. You will lose much of the pattern in a variegated colorway. If you feel irresistibly drawn to a multiple color yarn I would be sure it had only a few colors without lots of contrast, is plied and with good stitch definition (how well you can discern a single stitch out of the whole).
Jamie H., a teacher at the Knit ‘n Needle Yarn shoppe, test knit the slanting leaf version in a lace weight yarn. Her yarn choice was Malabrigo Lace.
Other yarn recommendations for Three Almond Scarves.
Lace: Schulana Kid Seta
Fingering weight: any solid or semi solid we have in stock, see all our fingering weight yarns here.
Bulky: Lamb’s Pride Bulky
Yarn on left for top scarf: Harrisville New England Highland – Silver Mist, knit at standard gauge for the yarn, ~4 st/inch
Yarn in middle for middle scarf: Blue Sky Alpaca Silk – Ruby, knit at a dense gauge
Yarn in right for bottom scarf (blue-green): Sincere Sheep – St. Barts, knit at a lacy gauge
Dagmar says and I very much agree that the scarf with the straight sides (shown above) is very unisex in nature. Knit in a masculine color, it would suit many men in your life. Imagine how it would look with a solid black or camel colored dress coat.
Which scarf would you chose to knit? What yarn would you use? As you have seen and read, the possibilities are many for this beautiful design. This is a pattern that you are sure to return to many times in the future.
Grab the pattern and some new yarn! I think that one of these scarves is the perfect “selfish” knitting for yourself as a reward for finishing all your Christmas knitting. There is still plenty of winter left to wear it.