Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Poppy Infinity Scarf

I was on quite a long knitting hiatus. I blame it on the weather, though. Who can think of wool and cashmere when it's 85 degrees outside? (I'm sure my lack of knitting has nothing, absolutely nothing to do with the fact that my new longarm is taking up a lot of my attention.)

But something magical happens when fall starts to think about kicking in. Suddenly, my box(es) of yarn starts to look much more appealing, and then, I wanted to knit again! It helps that I fell in love with a gorgeous pattern called the McCallum Cowl. And so, my Poppy Infinity Scarf has become my first finished knit project of the year.

The yarn I used is Dream in Color Jilly, and it is a truly beautiful, luscious yarn. Jilly is a single-ply 100% merino yarn that is super soft and completely luxurious feeling. It is actually superwash ... but I wouldn't have known without reading the label! A lot of superwash yarn feels so dead, but Jilly is vibrant and amazing.

The pattern is easy enough to be relaxing, but interesting enough to be fun. When I first read it, I was very unsure about it because it seemed really complicated for a simple looking project. But once I started working it, it was quite easy to follow. I love that this cowl is bias knit, making it more interesting looking, and the best part about bias knit stockinette is that the edges just don't curl as much.

I'm primarily a quilter and will remain so for the foreseeable future, but I'm happy to bring back knitting into my life. After all, when I'm watching the kids, or on a 6-hour car trip to visit the in-laws, I can't quilt ... but I can knit! Knitting is a different experience as it's so much slower, and as much about the process as the results.


  1. Glad you got the knitting bug once again! Beautiful work! I don't knit but I'm sure you enjoy it alot!! Autumn is a great time of year!!

  2. I hate when my eyes play tricks on me but when I first read the sentence "I'm primarily a quilter", for some reason I saw "knitter" and had to do a double-take. I know I'm being selfish when I say I would really miss seeing your quilts and I do knit sometimes on the road, but dishcloths are more my speed. BTW, your cowl is gorgeous and just the right color for you.

  3. What a pretty color and beautiful yarn! My knitting output dropped drastically, also, when I got my longarm. But road trips are the perfect time for knitting. And while watching children. And autumn!

  4. Just beautiful! I need some road trip knitting also. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Gorgeous and inspirational. I even find knitting in the car with AC difficult in the summer sun. Looking forward to catching up on my knitting too!


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