I am delighted to show you the professional photos of the Biondo Scarf. Gorgeous model Silje Andresen/Team Models, with hair and makeup by Sissel Fylling plus jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, was captured by photographer Eivind Røhne at the National Museum – Architecture late November. I decided to style the scarf just over a cream coloured strapless top and Judith Bech’s skirt to show both how it can be worn as a shawl and show off the cable stitch pattern. As you can imagine it did not keep Silje warm enough in the icy November cold, so we worked fast. The Norwegian pattern will be printed in Familien – the date has not been confirmed yet, while the English pattern will be test knitted in my Ravelry group in late February before its release.
Biondo – Italian for blond – scarf is reversible with a twisted stitch as a divider between each of the three cables. The stitch also work as a folding line, hence emphasises the more relaxed alternate side. The scarf is knitted in a divine silk and alpaca mixture for that lovely feel and sheen.
The luscious yarn; Du Store Alpakka Baby Silk is made of 80% baby alpaca, 20% mulberry silk and sold in 50 gram balls with 133 meter/145 yards. The sample is knitted in Pale Yellow 352, and takes 6 balls, a total of 758 meters/828 yards. The gauge is 24 stitches and 32 rows using 3.5 mm/US 4 needles to 10 cm/4″ square. The finished scarf measures 29.5 cm/11.5″ wide and 140 cm/55″ long.