At the moment is it 4:45pm in Sydney Australia and the sun has only a few more minutes before it sets behind the harbour bridge. The temperature is 11ºC/51ºF but will quickly drift down lower once the sun has gone down.
Of course meanwhile in the north, it is anything but mid‐winter, with sweltering temperatures and heat advisories. Such a contrast.
The main feature of Summer and Winter is that the technique produces a reversible fabric, with one side usually lighter in colour and the other side darker. You can use the light side during the long summer days but then flip it over to give a second look for the winter months.
I enjoy knitting items sideways. It can be a lot of stitches to cast on at the start of the item, and of course each row lasts f‐o‐r‐e‐v‐e‐r, but I love that meditative feeling that descends on you as you work the same pattern over and over along the row.
It's perfect for throwing around your shoulders as you sit on the beach watching the sunset or in a slightly over air‐conditioned restaurant. This is such a light and airy pattern and is worked in a lovely crisp cotton mix yarn for the ultimate in summer wraps.
The scarves are worked in Lang Merino+, a gorgeously soft Aran weight yarn in a wide range of colours. The one above features a deep charcoal colour with a slim dark blue band down the side.
I have used a combination of two stitch patterns from our book, Reversible Knitting Stitches, and love the way the yarn emphasises the textural appearance of the stitches. The yarn has just enough sheen to catch the light and bring out the stitch definition.
I'll put some more details about this new scarf pattern in my next blogpost.
Meanwhile, if you would like more details about the Kimpton Scarf and Wrap pattern, please click here.
Until next time – Happy Knitting!
scarf, scarves, sideways-knitted scarf, stripes, grey, blue, wool, yellow, cotton, lace, mesh, reversible stitch, reversible scarf, reversible knitting, summer and winter,