I have completed my Scarftex, a scarf knitted in Rowan Fine Tweed together with Rowan Lima using 5.5 mm/US 9 to make the reversible cables pop. I imagined this scarf worn as a statement jewelry on its own or as a collar for another garment. The cables pattern is by Lily Chin and I have used it to make a scarf with a lot of texture; a Scarftex. Brilliantly photographed by Kim Müller, beautifully worn by dancer Francesca Golfetto and styled by Line Sekkingstad. The Norwegian pattern will be published in Familiens Strikkebok out in late August, while the English pattern will be published in my Ravelry Store.
Rowan Lima is made of 8% merino, 84% baby alpaca, 8% nylon and comes in 50 g skeins with 110 m/120 yds. I was attracted to the sand shade, called Lima, which worked marvelous together with the lighter shade of Bedale in Rowan Fine Tweed a pure wool with 90 m/98 yds on a 25 g skein. After testing with different needle sizes I chose to stay with the recommended needle size 5.5 mm/US 9 recommended for the Lima yarn to add extra bounce to the cables. The cable crossings are not as difficult to work as they look since all the stitches are knitted as they appear: either in garter stitch or in 1 by 1 rib. That is what makes a stitch pattern brilliant in my mind; that it looks so uncomprehensible but it is not that difficult to knit!