Sweet Georgia Merino Silk Fine

Sweet Georgia yarns are some of the finest, most beautiful yarns I’ve worked with since I started knitting. I particularly like Merino Silk Fine, a fingering-weight yarn that has the stretch of merino, and the shine of silk. Sweet Georgia’s colors “make” the yarn – here I used Raspberry, Blackberry, Tumbled Stone, and Mist.

The pattern is Creekbed Scarf (although I think of it more as a shawl) from Stephen West, available free in the First Fall 2011 issue of Knitty. I knit it on US 5s, which worked really well. It definitely needed to be blocked, but after blocking the drape is smooth and beautiful.

I’d love to experiment with different colors, but although the pattern is simple, it took long enough that I don’t think I’ll be making another one any time soon.

I had leftovers (since I had to buy one skein of each of the four colors) so I used a broken rib pattern (K1 P1 on one side, K all on the other side) and triple-stranded the Blackberry, Tumbled Stone, and Mist colors together to make this warm, squishy cowl.  I knit it lengthwise (as opposed to in the round) so that I could just keep going until I had a length that I liked, then I seamed the two ends together.  I can’t remember exactly how many stitches I cast on, I’m guessing approximately 36.  I knit on US 10 or 11 needles (I can’t remember which).  It is definitely one of the softest, warmest and squishiest cowls I’ve ever made!

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