Trying to find a shawl/scarf with a triangular, symmetrical shape, a triangular style edging in a garter stitch pattern was a small challenge, but we finally settled on Pimpelliese. There are some modifications mum would like, that I will need to figure out (shallower at the back to be more of a scarf than a shawl), but it looks like it'll work beautifully.
Of course, this required a trip to find yarn *grins* Like me, mum is quite specific in what she wants, so the brief was:
- Something that won't stripe
- Variegated but not clown barf (so, similar colours rather than a rainbow)
- Preferably colours to match winter coat (green)
- Soft and tactile
I added a couple of provisos - well, just the one really... It had to be something I wanted to knit with *laughs* So cotton was out, and for speed 4ply was out.
The first yarn shop we went to didn't have anything suitable (although I did spend a while stroking the Debbie Bliss Andes yarn, I very excellently didn't buy anything). Luckily, the second shop came through...
Colinette Art in the colour Lagoon. 79% Wool, 21% bamboo, similar enough colours to hopefully avoid any unpleasant pooling, soft and strokeable and enough green to match the relevant coat. Phew ;)
Better picture of the colours, which are gorgeous:
Now, as mum has chosen the pattern and bought the yarn, this is a project I can blog about - which is nice. I just need to get a few things off my needles before I can start it!
I did manage to buy some yarn for myself in the second shop, which may seem like it has broken my yarn diet... However, it is the same as some I already have and means that I will be able to make something a little more useful with it (first time round I hadn't really bought enough for anything I wanted to make, ooops!). So, although I don't really need to justify my yarn purchases, I'm still pleased that I have actually made some stash yarn a little more attractive *grins*