Friday, November 19, 2010

Introducing: the Esmerelda Scarf Kit

Mini-skeins are so hypnotic: it's fun to make them and it's fun to play with them, mixing and matching colors and experimenting to see what happens when you put different combinations together. Inspired by the fun of mini-skeins, I created the Esmerelda Scarf Kit:

Each kit contains four miniskeins of fingering weight yarn (today's upload contained all batches of Superwash Merino Classic yarn).

One skein is about twice the size of the others, and is used for the beginning and end; there are three other miniskeins that go in the middle. I've been having so much fun creating combinations, from very closely related ones, like this purple and gray set:

or this really unique one featuring espresso brown, cobalt and tomato:

to brighter choices with more contrast:

All the kits come with four miniskeins (a total of 500 yds.) and the Esmerelda Pattern. The pattern contains directions for two versions: in the vertical stripe version, show in the brown/yellow/orange colorway, you cast on stitches the long way, creating long stretches of color:

in the colorblock version, you cast on the short edge and make blocks of color.

Either way, there's enough yarn for a very long scarf that you can wrap and wrap and wrap and wrap....

I'm working on more color combinations in 100% blue-faced leicester next.... look for them soon. Pattern is also up on Ravelry and any moment now, Patternfish....

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