However, it was beautifully warm last week so we really can’t complain and it is wonderful to see the cherry trees breaking into flower. Spring is here at last!
But what to wear…. the perennial problem for this time of year. In the end, layering really is the key and one of the things I always like to have on hand is a lightweight scarf. Warm enough to keep any lingering chills away but still light enough to carry around if it’s not needed for the moment.
I worked the original Petersfield Scarf with two ends of a sportweight yarn to give extra warmth and insulation for a cozy winter scarf. However, for this new version I followed the same basic design but using only a single strand for a lighter-weight result.
For the yarns, I selected Quince & Co Chickadee Sportweight in Colour #105 Glacier for the main pale blue colour, and the marginally thicker Phoebe DK in Colour #82 Nova for the contrasting white stripes.
I really love the way this has knitted up and I have used it lots already. I can see me using this all the time until the warmer weather settles in for good.
It certainly shows how you can easily modify a pattern for a thinner version for the next season. Have a look in your patterns and see which ones you could try in a different weight of yarn. You might be surprised at how different the finished result can be!
I am now knitting a rib sweater, also in blue and white but with a slightly stronger palette and in a DK weight. That is going to be another good transitional piece I think. It certainly looks as though it’s going to be chilly here for a few more weeks yet.
Until next time – Happy Spring Knitting!
Last Blogpost: Introducing the Petersfield Beanie Hat
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Many thanks to my husband Tim for his photo of the first cherry blossoms appearing in our local town square in Sweden. To see more of his photos, please see his Flickr site.
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