I’m working on keeping my head and toes warm, again.
The scarf is Bias “Before and After” Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas (available through Ravelry or here for US$5). The pattern is written for fingering weight yarn, but they do have a supplement available for knitting it out of sport weight yarn, specifically with Louet Euroflax in mind. And what did I happen to get as a gift from Erica? Why, some lovely Louet Euroflax in a colour called Wild Grape.
The cast-off is done with beads, which adds a lovely weight. And to make each end the same, it uses a provisional cast-on, which is then cast-off with beads as well. (The colour in the first picture is more accurate, by the way.)
As for my toes, the other week I finally finished off my Wimbledon Socks, which I started back in February. But, um, take a good look at the stripes on both socks…
Yep, I made a mistake. The first sock was actually knit with the incorrect stripe pattern. Unfortunately, I knit the second sock correctly and didn’t notice until I was at the heel. At that point, I decided that fraternal twins were just fine with me! The yarn is Berroco Comfort sock in White and Dunedin, and pattern purchase details are at the bottom of this post.
Right now I’m working away on my last pair of socks for the Summer of Socks knit along. The pattern is fairly simple, and once I get up some energy, I should be able to finish them up fairly quickly. I have to admit, I’m looking forward to the cooler weather so I can wear all these new socks!