Project Inspiration: Frida Scarf
This week I wanted to share one of those never-take-it-off projects. You know, those accessories that are soft enough to live in, and are versatile enough to dress up or down for any occasion. Those are the best!
The Frida Scarf is generously sized, so it's actually more of what you'd imagine calling a wrap. It's knit with one of our newest yarns, Puna! This baby alpaca yarn feels i-n-c-r-e-d-i-b-l-e. The other day a knitter took some Puna home, and then later confessed to us on Instagram that she's never loved a yarn this much. We know the feeling! Puna is lightweight but very warm, and it creates fabrics that are breezy, drapey, and have just the slightest halo. Since Puna was inspired by South American landscapes, each color has a subtle heathered effect, which adds depth and texture to the rich hues.
I love that the Frida Scarf is mostly stockinette, but has two different lace panels running along the edges. If you've never knit lace before, this a pretty good place to begin because you have a lot less to worry about than if you were attempting an all-over ultra-intricate lace design. This one is pretty simple, and any intermediate-beginner should be able to work through it without confusion.
I also really like the picot ends. On one end you do a picot bind off, which I think are a lot of fun. Instead of doing a picot cast on, the pattern has you cast on normally and then later pick up stitches to do a picot edge that matches the bind off you finished.
The Frida Scarf is knit on US size 7 needles, and requires 3 skeins of the Puna. The sample Frida in the images was knit up with the color Alpamayo, but I think that Cusco Roofs, Misti Grey, and Titicaca are also fantastic options. But the colors Inca Train and Andean Sunrise have enough skeins in stock, too! What do you think? Which colorways are you gravitating towards?