I've been thinking about knitting another Eclipse scarf/shawlette. I really, really like the first one I knit. But then I saw Artesian on Knitting Sarah's blog. I love the openness of Artesian but wanted the shape of Eclipse. So I decided to combine the two and create my own pattern.
I'm using the Hawthorne Rose City,
|Hawthorne Rose City|
|Hawthorne Goose Hollow|
The pattern is simple short rows of yarnovers & knit two togethers.
And I'm loving the yarn. Hawthorne is a fingering weight Superwash Fine Highland Wool with just a bit of Polyamide mixed in to give it stretch & help it retain it's shape. In other words, it's perfect for sock knitting, although I'd never be able to actually knit socks with it simply because I knit too loosely. But I'm loving the way this scarf is knitting up. The yarn is not splitty (splity?? it doesn't split) at all which means I can easily knit while reading Outlander. And the color combination! I am over the top in love with the color combination. I'm so in love with the fluctuations in color that I think perhaps I could have knit another Pi shawl or a mitered square blanket big enough to fit a king sized bed without ever getting bored. At least I wouldn't have gotten bored with the color. Maybe the project, but not the color. And since it's a Superwash wool.... I could toss the finished blanket into the washing machine. Hmmm.... I just may have to order more and knit that mitered square blanket.
Anyway.... if you haven't tried Hawthorne yet, do! And I highly suggest purchasing the boxed set. It's a fantastic deal.