My brother-in-law, John, would like a scarf for next year. I love that he likes hand made things, any who, he wanted it in the Seahawks’ lime green color. The man is a little over 6 foot, there is no way I was going to knit an almost 7 foot scarf solely in lime green. After all, I don’t even like to knit scarves.
So I am making him something I am going to enjoy knitting, an illusion scarf in the lime green and dark blue of the Seahawks. This will be my first real illusion knitting. I have even charted my own letters. It’s been a lot of fun designing this. The yarn I need is on order however, so my test swatch to make sure I was charting it correctly is done in some other colors . . . purple and pink! Any who, I enjoyed doing the test swatch of the letter S and think that this scarf not only isn’t going to be so bad, it might just be a rather enjoyable knit!
I have all the other letters charted out and have all my stuff figured out, just had to wait for the yarn to arrive! It arrived the 31st. Which here it is. It was really hard to find a good lime green color in any type of yarn, but this works well because it'll be easy to care for.
Even harder was finding a good lime green in a brand that also had a good deep blue! So thankful Caron Simply Soft had it, since I am a huge fan of their yarn too.
Here is the beginning of the scarf. The first 12 inches will be regular stripes. I am really liking the way these two colors work together. I will most likely have a nice chunk of yarn left over and have a few ideas running through my head for these colors.
Since this is a long project and isn't needed to be finished until November/December of this year, it will be a nice project to work here and there on. I am excited that this is something I designed and will be making.