I mentioned in my last post that I not a monogamous knitter. Quite the contrary, I am rather promiscuous when it comes to my projects. Take my latest finished project for example. It is the knitting equivalent of a weekend fling.
It was all about the yarn for me. I fell in love with the rich color of this Alchemy Bamboo when I saw it at Modern Yarn.
I knew it had to be knit into something fairly simple to show off the subtle variations in the magenta yarn.
Amy Singer's Montego Bay Scarf, from the Summer Interweave presented itself as the perfect choice. I love the way the pairing of the bamboo yarn and the open stitch pattern creates a very drapey scarf. The addition of a bit of fringe gives it sass.
DD#2 gives it attitude.
Montego Bay Scarf
Designed by Amy Singer, Interweave Summer 2007
Yarn: Alchemy Bamboo; color Aubergine
Needles: US #8 Knitpicks Options
Changes: I added a three stitch garter border to the edges to help ward off rolling edges.
Amy braids the fringe in the pattern, I'm not sure if I'm going to do this or not. I really like the movement of the fringe as it is now. Perhaps if it starts to get a little ratty I'll braid.
Two more days of school. Then SUMMERTIME!!!!!