This scarf was inspired by a cake that my family makes. It’s called a Harvey Wallbanger cake. It’s an orange cake with a creamy icing that’s nicely boozed up. :slightly_smiling_face: I designed the scarf to have the nice orange color in the middle, just like the cake with the browned up exterior and the icing sitting on the outside.
The great thing with this scarf is you get this honeycomb effect that makes the scarf come alive, but it doesn’t take very long to memorize the pattern. It makes for great TV knitting, or perhaps when travelling. But, it will start to get long and cumbersome. hehe The texture also makes the scarf feel more full and fluffy, and will give it a nice warmth in the winter.
These socks are the next installment of my Hometown series. They are named after the beach down by the Bay of Fundy, where we would go to have a camp fire to roast hot dogs and make s’mores on those hot summer evenings. There are rocks to walk across, which is what made me go with this design. The yarn overs create a look that mimics finding your way over all the rocks. The lace also makes for an airy sock that is much lighter to wear on a warm summer day.
The pattern is one that will require more attention, so it’s not exactly a TV knit, but it’s not so intricate that you need to have your eyes glued to the pattern at all times. It makes for a knit that stays interesting.
I’m so excited to have this cowl ready for release. It has been in progress for about 8 months now. Phew! It can take a long time to get a pattern out the door. 😀 But, testing and editing are done, and I gave it another look over yesterday to see if anything else caught my attention. It is as ready as it’s ever going to be.
I’m starting something new with this, as well. This is the first of a series of patterns that will be named after the area where I grew up….towns, counties, rivers, etc. The name of this cowl is Nictaux Cowl. Nictaux is the small town in Nova Scotia where I grew up. The beauty of this cowl is that I have also included instructions on how to make it larger or smaller, depending on your preferences. When it’s laying flat, it measures 20″ wide x 26″ tall by default. So, 40″ around. It gives enough height to be able to pull it up over your head on a particularly cool day, while still keeping your neck warm.
I hope you will all love this one as much as I do. 😀