Friday, January 04, 2008

Another Fiesta

Shortly after finishing my first Fiesta Scarf (aka Forsa) I cast on for another version. I'm using some Lang Mille Colori that I got at A Stitch in Time when we had the Trash to Treasures sale last November. Four skeins.

I had tried other scarves using this yarn but didn't like the way the stripes looked. They were too wide and somehow made the colors look muddy and unrelated. I had decided to work the yarn in a longways scarf so the the stripes would generally not be more than one row wide. After seeing how well the Noro Kureyon worked in this pattern I cast on for another one. I'm calling it Grape Fiesta.

I used a provisional cast on this time. See the light blue row? I think the edges will look much better if the cast on and cast off are alike. Once I finish the second set of K2P2 ribbing and have bound off I will undo the provisional cast on and bind off again. I should know by the end of today.

We're still waiting for the rain. It's pretty overcast and gloomy so maybe it will happen after all.


sue said...

It looks so pretty. We too are wishing it would rain after having a week of 37 degrees. It is starting to get very hot, but thankfully sitting under the a/c does help.

Bess said...

Oh - I think this pattern brings out the colors in the most beautiful vivid way. Lovely!

Christine said...

Well, the rains came, rather a lot of it. Hope you did okay over there in Pasadena. I know a few folks who lost power, but so far, no sliding houses or muddy living rooms.