Carrot cake… no, sunshine!

When wet, like carrot cake.

When dry, like sunshine.

Pattern: Linked Rib from Knitting New Scarves by Lynne Barr.

Yarn: Sundara Yarn Aran Silky Merino in Sunshine, a bit less than 2 skeins (180 grams, 400 yards).

Needles: set of 5 Bryspun dpns, US 8.

Finished size: about 2.5″ wide and 96″ long (the fabric definitely grew a bit during blocking – the scarf was 85″ before).

When you mix beautiful yarn, perfect needles, and a pattern whose brilliance could make a brain surgeon feel like a simpleton, everything just works.

I can’t think of a single thing to add!

P.S. And to see this beautiful scarf in its full form, modeled and everything, you’re going to have to ask Sundara! The scarf is hers, and she promises a proper debut very soon!


23 thoughts on “Carrot cake… no, sunshine!

  1. Amy

    Course I had to go and buy the book after admiring the scarf you made! It’s wonderful and so is your scarf!

  2. monica

    How did you block all the different angles?

    Have you seen Brooklyn Tweed’s Shifting Sands scarf? Two beautiful sunshiny scarves in one day is almost too much for me!

  3. Leslie

    I second Monica’s comment. Beautiful, but how…how…how do you block it? I am interested in so many of the designs from Knitting New Scarves, but I am a little uncertain about projects that require you to block in the fourth dimension!

  4. Seanna Lea

    Gosh. It’s gorgeous. Every time I see another garment made in a Sundara yarn I remind myself that I need to get some of this beauty for myself.

    I can’t imagine anything better than pulling out this small chunk of spring and summer joy during the depths of winter.

  5. Marlena

    That was the perfect project for me to look at on this cold, dreary day.

    And I really hope the restaurant I’m going to later has carrot cake.

  6. Sara G-L

    I’m with Leslie and Monica – How DO you block 3 dimensional knitting? Beautiful scarf. I love most of the scarf patterns in this book. Just need more knitting time!

  7. Lynne

    Kathy, your scarf is beautiful and I love your yarn choice.

    I hope you don’t mind me jumping in to respond about the blocking. None of the 3-dimensional scarves shown in the book were blocked as I didn’t feel they needed it. I did wash New Wave to see whether it would hold its shape… which it does.

    It’s fun to see what other knitters do with the designs! Thank you.

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