I’ve had this idea mooching about on the fringes of my thoughts for a while now (inspired by quite a lot of other patterns which are almost but not quite something that I would actually wear). Some kind of scarf or cowl which uses exactly the same amount of two fingering weight yarns. Garter stitch stripes on the bias with something else for an edging. Nothing complicated, but with a little bit of structure.
I am only a short way into the garter stitch panel and the pattern is half in my head and half in indecipherable notes, but I am loving the fabric that this yarn is creating and so far it’s making me happy. The yarn is the John Arbon Alpaca Delight that I bought at last year’s Edinburgh Yarn Festival. Wouldn’t it be nice if I could wear something made with it at this year’s Edinburgh Yarn Festival? (which is, um, next week) We shall see – I cast on yesterday and, by my rough maths, am barely a tenth of the way through the stitches that the design will need. But it could happen.
The fabric is unreal. The yarn is an alpaca/falklands merino blend and this garter stitch section drapes like heaven – it’s practically weightless. I’m anticipating that wrapped around the neck it’ll trap air very nicely and keep me toasty warm in Scotland’s slightly nippier-than-London climate. However there is a long way to go before it’s anywhere close to being an actual garment, so watch this space.