I finished my little neckwarmer project. And, wow, was it ever a quick knit! I nearly completed the whole thing while watching TV last night. I should really call this my “Stargate Atlantis Series Finale Scarf” but I think I’ll stick to the simpler “Malabrigo Neckwarmer.”
Pattern: Cashmere Neckwarmer by Kim (on Ravelry)
Modifications: None, aside from “translating” needle-speak to loom-speak.
Loom: 15 pegs of the blue 24-peg Knifty Knitter
Yarn: Malabrigo Chunky in “mariposa”
Button: Ah, the button. Well that nearly deserves it’s own post. Read on…
Raise your hand if you knew I was going to do this. “This” being, mix up colors to match my yarn. Really, it was inevitable. I mean, if I’m going to make buttons to coordinate with my favorite fabrics when I’m on a sewing kick, then yarn during a knitting kick couldn’t be far behind.
I decided to make a big button for my scarf, and I decided it needed to be made in my Triangle pattern. The Triangle cane’s make-up – with three main colors blended together to varying degrees to create a multitude of hues in between – is very similar to that of the yarn and the way it’s main colors blend together to form intermediate hues.
Once the buttons came out of the oven, I decided the minty color was a little much. I had made it dominant on purpose, but I regretted that decision once I saw it in action. What was missing, I thought, was that bright gold color, so I mixed some up and used it as the border color, hoping it would tone down the mint a bit.
I think it was a good choice. I am pleased
Oh, and look. Extras. Whatever shall I do with those?