Quite some time ago, I made an over-sized Morning Surf scarf from multiple shades of a Colourmart cashmere scrap set of laceweight in blues and greens – A Tumult of Waves.
It was rapidly rehomed and I always promised myself a replacement. Down Among the Dunes takes its inspiration from the shore, rather than from the sea, and is made from the Cashmere/Silk/Merino blend yarn. Like its earlier counterpart, the yarn is held doubled and the shades changed one at a time.
- Cast on Date: 19 September, 2008 (!)
- Cast on: You got me there…
- Pattern: Morning Surf Scarf by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
- Pattern Price: Free
- Yarn: Colourmart
- Quality: Cashmere/silk/merino
- Weight: 2/28 NM laceweight (held double)
- Length: (tbc)
- Amount: (tbc)
- Cost: (tbc)
- Colour: 7 shades of neutrals and apricot
- Needles: 4.00mm bamboo straights
- Stitches: 96
- Pattern Repeats: (tbc)
- Blocked: yes
- Finished Size: 72″ by 22″
- Cast Off: standard
- Cast Off Date:6 June, 2010
- Ravelry Project: Down Among the Dunes
I used shades from pure white, though ivory and cream, to apricot – and a rather singular (but lovely) greenish gold. I deliberately did not make the ends match, although I knew that I wanted to work light at the centre and shading outward to dark at the ends.
I was very uncertain at times about the apricot element. I’m still not sure, though it does look better now it is weighed at both ends. I was definitely more successful in the shading at the end than I was at the beginning.
This wrap was not as successful as its earlier counterpart – the pure cashmere has the necessary “cling”, whereas the silky yarn used this time tends to maintain the desire to be a single thread. The end result is far loopier and far more likely to snag.
This wrap began life some time ago – I picked it up again as a WIP entry to the Colourmart Lovers competition. It had about 6 repeats on it when I started again.