What is a person supposed to do with their leftover scraps of hand painted yarns? You make neck warmers, of course!My newest project has been cast on. It doesn’t look like much yet as it’s only a couple of inches along but it will eventually become a double-wrap cowl made from 5 different leftover hand-painted worsted weight yarns and a little bit of sparkly lurex (thank you Becky!). I’ve cast on 200 sts and used a garter stitch edge. The center pattern is a slip-stitch puckered diamond motif which gets lost because of all the color changes occurring. I’m switching yarns whenever suits my fancy because lining up all the yarn breaks makes it more difficult to weave in ends.
In the past, I’ve successfully combined disharmonious sock yarn scraps to create a eye-catching (in my opinion) scarf. So, I’m hopeful that my newest project will work out in the end. It may turn out to be the ugliest thing I’ve ever knit.In other news, I did wrap up my Hitchhiker shawl. I decided against tearing into a new hank of yarn so my scarf is the 100g version. It’s long enough to wear but I wouldn’t call it a shawl. More like a scarf. I love how the pattern discourages color pooling and shows off hand painted yarns to their very fullest. It creates a lovely arc of ridges and the garter stitch means no purling and fast knitting. I may try this one again with more yarn in the future.