Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Sea Waves Scarf
A simple seafoam stitch, it shows the variations in blue to their best advantage, letting the color changes form waves, rather than the blotches I'd feared. The pattern was a free download on Ravelry, "Drop Stitch Scarf" by Christine Vogel.
However, the yarn did not soften with blocking, and I think it is too scratchy to be worn against one's neck. I rewashed it, this time using hair conditioner. I read that can help soften scratchy wool. It is drying now. I will update later and let you know if it worked.
(Trixie didn't seem to mind the scratchiness, but the recipient might.)
Update: conditioner softened it nicely and perfumed it as well.