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June 01, 2008

Carrot cake... no, sunshine!

When wet, like carrot cake.

When dry, like sunshine.

Pattern: Linked Rib from Knitting New Scarves by Lynne Barr.

Yarn: Sundara Yarn Aran Silky Merino in Sunshine, a bit less than 2 skeins (180 grams, 400 yards).

Needles: set of 5 Bryspun dpns, US 8.

Finished size: about 2.5" wide and 96" long (the fabric definitely grew a bit during blocking - the scarf was 85" before).

When you mix beautiful yarn, perfect needles, and a pattern whose brilliance could make a brain surgeon feel like a simpleton, everything just works.

I can't think of a single thing to add!

P.S. And to see this beautiful scarf in its full form, modeled and everything, you're going to have to ask Sundara! The scarf is hers, and she promises a proper debut very soon!

Posted by Kathy on June 1, 2008 08:22 PM


Oooo! I'm first!

I'd love to see it modeled. It's BEAUTIFUL!

I know something you could add - more pictures! Can we see it on? Please?

oh my - that's a stunner!
I just adore Sundara's yarns

The color is beautiful, but I would love to see it on to really appreciate it!

Such a lovely color, reminds me of a light rum glaze.... =)

Just stunning! Looking forward to investing in some non-sock Sundara soon!

Fabulous. I love both colors in there, and I love how it changes!

So shiny and pretty!

Course I had to go and buy the book after admiring the scarf you made! It's wonderful and so is your scarf!

How did you block all the different angles?

Have you seen Brooklyn Tweed's Shifting Sands scarf? Two beautiful sunshiny scarves in one day is almost too much for me!

I'll be watching for Sundra's modeling it looks great on it's own I can only imagine how it would look on a person.

Yellow is not one of my favorites, but dang, that is really beautiful. You knit good.

Wet or dry it seems gorgeous. Can't wait to see it modeled!

Ah, Sundara strikes again. Gorgeous color and I can't wait to see the modeled photo.

I second Monica's comment. Beautiful, but how...how...how do you block it? I am interested in so many of the designs from Knitting New Scarves, but I am a little uncertain about projects that require you to block in the fourth dimension!

Gosh. It's gorgeous. Every time I see another garment made in a Sundara yarn I remind myself that I need to get some of this beauty for myself.

I can't imagine anything better than pulling out this small chunk of spring and summer joy during the depths of winter.


That was the perfect project for me to look at on this cold, dreary day.

And I really hope the restaurant I'm going to later has carrot cake.

I'm with Leslie and Monica - How DO you block 3 dimensional knitting? Beautiful scarf. I love most of the scarf patterns in this book. Just need more knitting time!

Beautiful! It looks so yummy!!

Lovely. I really have to try some of that Sundara stuff sometime...

Kathy, your scarf is beautiful and I love your yarn choice.

I hope you don't mind me jumping in to respond about the blocking. None of the 3-dimensional scarves shown in the book were blocked as I didn't feel they needed it. I did wash New Wave to see whether it would hold its shape... which it does.

It's fun to see what other knitters do with the designs! Thank you.

Absolutely stunning.

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