This past weekend, I cast-on a Ravelry favorite, Saroyan. My needles were craving something warm and substantial after knitting with lace-weight yarn for so many months. I am using the Ashland Bay hand-spun, a generous gift from my former English professor. The pattern is flying – I knit the increase part of the pattern in one day, which is about 1/3 of the scarf.
Here is a detail of the leaf border – the mohair in the yarn slightly obscures the stitch definition, but I think it looks wonderfully rustic that way. I am also in love with the colors in this yarn – heathered shades of navy, olive green and eggplant all beautifully blended together. This scarf will be a perfect match for my navy pea-coat this winter.
Saroyan is a free knitting pattern, which can be found here, in case you want to knit along. ~J