Today I have a knitting project to share with you! The last one I finished was my Snowy Jane Bennet Socks back in March. After finishing the socks, I started looking for my next project and stumbled upon the Windward Scarf pattern by Heidi Kirrmaier. I was immediately intrigued by the unqiue design of this scarf. A rectangle it is not!
The scarf is very simple to knit. The panels are made using a combination of knit, purl, increase and decrease stitches. I had to pay close attention to make sure I was on the right track but I think it would a great project for a beginner who wants to practice increases and decreases. Because it's a scarf you don't have to worry about gauge or sizing and it's so abstract that no one will know if you make a mistake.
I love how the ends taper to little points. I did gently block the scarf and it helped flatten it out a bit. It's way too hot to actually wear a scarf right now but I'm looking forward to taking this one out once Fall arrives.
The yarn is an alpace yarn that my parents brought back for me from Peru (or maybe Chile?). It was really nice to knit with and didn't give me a rash like sheep's wool does. Yay! I still have more than half the hank left of this yarn. What do you think I should make with it?