|Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted '13 Holiday Collection|
I’ve always been a huge Francophile, so it will come as no surprise that a yarn containing the words Paris, France, or any French landmark, will inevitably end up in my stash. This was the case with Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted Yarn - '13 Holiday Collection - Christmas in Paris. I’ve been a huge fan of LL’s Shepherd Sock Yarn and have knitted many socks in their unique colorways, but this was my first foray with LL worsted. I couldn’t have been more pleased. The yarn was light, soft, and squishy.
The linen stitch pattern I selected from Audrey Knight’s Reversible Scarves highlighted the yarn’s pastel, multi-variegated hues. I’m so pleased with the end result, and because of the weight and texture of the stitch, the scarf is seasonless. I’ve already worn it out with jeans and a t-shirt. And with the fluctuating weather that we’re having on the east coast (they’re calling for 2-4 inches of snow on Tuesday – this after getting more than 8 inches last Monday), it pairs nicely with my wool coat. Because Knight's pattern is reversible, the scarf has more versatility - allowing me to expose the linen side, or switch it up by displaying the seeded side.
The one disadvantage to working with variegated yarns is the pooling of colors that sometimes occurs. But Knight’s pattern, “Linen Stitch to the Rescue” couldn’t have been more appropriately titled. The powder blues, creamy ivories, subtle violets and soft yellows are evenly spaced throughout the scarf, giving the appearance of woven fabric, rather than knitted yarn. With another FO completed, I’ve begun a new project, which I hope to share next week. Until then, bon tricot!