We have been doing quite a bit of traveling via car this holiday season therefore, I have had plenty of time to knit.
Remember this yarn (see below)? I started making the Dovetail Scarf from Purl Soho, but things weren’t working out. The body of the scarf was looking a little too stiff. So I ripped it back and did a little research. That is when I stumbled upon the Rick Rack Rib Scarf. I ❤️ both Barbara Walker and Purl Soho so the decision was made.
I love how the Rick Rack Rib texture is subtle and doesn’t compete with the color changing. This texture helps the piece lay flat as well as it feels super squishy. It kind of reminds me of a Fisherman’s Rib. I used Ella Rae Seasons in Rainbow (09) and US Size 15 needles.
The pattern is pretty easy when you get the hang of it. The Purl Soho website has a nice photo tutorial of how to work the stitches. My suggestion: Use pointy needles. It makes it way easier to pick up the stitches.
In the end, I decided to sew the ends together and make it into a cowl. San Francisco is pretty windy so loose scarf ends can be a pain. I am really happy with the finished project. The cowl is interesting in both color and texture and is super cozy.
Until Next Time,