It’s not every day a perfect match is made! Today we’re happy to share a beautiful union between fiber and design! The soft and complex Cascade Eco Cloud is transformed into cushiony furrows by a unique ribbed stitch in our Going Steady Scarf.
Sasha came up with this store pattern after experimenting with other chainette yarns last fall. “I saw the yarn and knew I wanted to make something for men,” says Sasha, “I wanted to play off of the rustic quality and create something masculine that was still squishy and delightful like the yarn.”
The rustic ribbing is a lot less involved than it looks. In fact, you knit the same row until the end of the scarf – awesome TV knitting!
If you’ve been in to our store lately, it’s very likely Sasha was the one who helped you with your project. In addition to fielding all your yarn and pattern related questions in the store, Sasha’s a gifted teacher and freelance knitter with a growing portfolio of inspired designs. “I’ve got a lot of homeware stuff compiling,” says Sasha, “sumptuous blankets and post-modern throw pillows.”
And yes, the simple look of the Going Steady Scarf would make a lovely gift for the hunk in your life, or ANYONE! (Don’t we all have a list of people we’d like to swaddle in alpaca?) Plus, fall term is right around the corner – why not knit something cozy to take the edge off long nights in a drafty study hall?
Cascade Eco Cloud is a 50/50 blend of merino wool and alpaca, brought together in a chainette strand. The result a supremely soft hand with more stretch than your average plied varieties. We just stocked Cascade Eco Cloud in five heathered neutrals (pictured below) that come to life in cables, crochet and lacey motifs.
In Other News: Our Blue Sky Alpacas Giveaway ends this Saturday, August 25th at 5 PM Pacific Standard Time. If you haven’t had a chance to enter, be sure to do so. Who knows, your next knitting project might be on us!