The "summer" knit was a ladies' scarf with vertical bands of openwork, while the "winter" pattern of the pair was a brand-new pattern for men which features a contrast colour stripe at one edge.
I promised to write more about this new pattern this week so here it is: the Cambourne Scarf.
The pattern includes three different suggestions for the side contrast-coloured band. The small scarf is shown in blue with a navy stripe at the side, the medium version features a subtle two‐tone grey, and the large scarf is in a deep charcoal colour with a dark blue band.
The design was actually inspired by pictures of Cambridge college scarves from the 1930's. There are some wonderful old photographs with scholars wending their way across draughty quadrangles to their next lectures, striped scarves in their college's colours flapping in the breeze. This look has come back into favour again over the last few years and long striped scarves have made their appearance in a number of recent menswear collections.
In my next blogpost, I am going to talk about another Summer and Winter pattern comparison: two throws, one which would be perfect for a summer evening by the coast, and the other for snuggling under while the icy winds are blowing outside.
Until then – Happy Knitting!
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