Last week I started my Fair Isle Jazz scarf, using this palette of Elann's Peruvian Collection Highland Wool
. Since this yarn is a little smaller than Mission Falls wool, I'm using a size 6 needle. After seeing this scarf on display at a trunk show, I knew there was no way I'd use the recommended yarn; the thing was about 14 inches wide. This scarf is a much more reasonable width, but my row gage appears to be very close to the original, so I'm not losing any length in the fair isle and stripe sections.
I purchased five balls of the main color, and plan on knitting the cabled section until I'm down to one ball. I like my scarves long!
This is very satisfying to knit, and I don't even mind all of the ends to weave in. After the ends of the Campus Scarf
, I can handle anything!
Labels: Fair Isle Jazz