As you know, I felt I just had to have a grey Infinity Scarf to go with my coat. And I knew just which yarn I wanted to use - Berroco Flicker, the same yarn Michelle used for the scarf that inspired me. Flicker is a lovely, soft alpaca blend chainette yarn with just a hint of sparkle. It's soft and springy and was a joy to work with.
I made this second cowl just like my first one, except that since this yarn is thinner than the one I used before, I knit it with a US size 9 needle (5.5mm) instead of a size 10. The pattern suggests going up a needle size or two from the size recommended on the ball band, but I knit loosely and I didn't want this scarf to have a very open fabric. The gauge recommendation for Flicker is a size 9, and using that size gave me exactly the fabric I was looking for. I'd hoped I could make the scarf out of 3 balls and have one left over to make a hat, but it did take the whole 4 balls.
I really love this scarf, but the color doesn't go perfectly with my coat. I think I might have been better off with the charcoal grey. This yarn is a cool grey and my coat fabric is a warm grey. Ah well - it's so fun to knit, who knows? Maybe I'll make a third one? Here's how it all looks together - the coat, scarf, gloves and hat. I couldn't decide which picture I liked best, so I put them all!
|pretending to be super cold!|
And here's one showing the length and width of the finished scarf:
It can also be wrapped around the head if there's no hat around:
OK, here are the silly shots. I don't know what I was doing in this one, but it looks like I have to pee, LOL!
And I was trying to blow a kiss to you all. Do you have any idea how hard that is to capture on camera?! But it's good for a laugh!
Well, now that I've got my whole coat-centric outfit together, the temperatures have plummeted. Of course. So it's not likely to get warn again in the near future. No matter, I still love all these pieces! And it will have to warm up eventually!