Not long ago, I was home alone when I read that Robyn would be hosting a knit along for Ishbel. When I first saw this pattern, I wasn’t too excited about it since I’ve never been able to get in the swing of wearing small scarves. (I’m not good at accessorizing outfits!) However, something about being home alone – maybe it was quiet enough to hear the yarn calling from the other room – created the perfect conditions for a fit of cast-on-itis, and I had no choice but to start the new project immediately.
It was a really quick knit for me. I continued in that addictive fervor that spurred the impulsive cast-on, and had it off the needles and onto the blocking board in no time. The beaded points are my own addition to the pattern– I wanted to see if I could weigh down the points to make the scarf a little drapier despite my tighter gauge. I also wanted to really emphasize that adorably scalloped edge, so I pinned the points out tightly when I was blocking.
I used Rowan Kidsilk Haze, 3.0mm needles (fixed KP Harmony), and a hybrid of the two sizes offered. I knitted the larger of the stockinette instructions (to get a bigger shawl with my smaller needles) with the small size’s lace repeats, the proportions of which I like better. It turned out really nicely that way – the perfect size for a little something scarf – and I’m hoping to get some wear out of it when the weather turns. It is my new color, after all!