Although this took a while – 75″ of scarf on US 3 needles! – it was fun to knit, and I love the end result. It’s knit with Shibui Cima, held double (70% superbaby alpaca, 30% fine merino wool) – this yarn is really luxurious, and feels wonderful next to the skin.
The pattern is Shibui Mix No. 14, and I chose Lime as the MC and Lumen as the CC. The pattern calls for 5 skeins of MC and 2 skeins of CC (each 328/yds) and I found that I needed that much, but still had plenty left over in the last skeins.
The first stitch of each row is slipped, and the long edges roll, but that’s okay – the scarf is so wide that you need the edges to roll in somewhat, anyway. The scarf isn’t double-sided, but there is so much of it, that you can easily wrap it around your neck and still have plenty left over on each side, so the underside doesn’t ever really show.
The color and stitch variation is just enough to keep the knitting interesting and to give an interesting end result, without being overly busy. It would be fun to knit again in other Shibui colors – this yarn company really does make some gorgeous, complex shades of color!Pin It