When Karina from Rainbow Fusions asked in her Facebook Group if anyone would like to be paid in yarn to knit up some of her yarn so she had some finished objects to demonstrate how her colour ways looked worked up I jumped at the chance!
I made a hat using Karina’s yarn at the beginning of this year and only now as I have gone to link it do I realise I didn’t blog it.
This was a superwash merino DK in a colour called Firework and the pattern is Sweet Trellis Beanie by Pukeko Knits and I love it. Especially those bursts of colour in the pompom!
I made a Seafoam Scarf back in 2015 using my first ever indie dyed yarn from Cuddlebums and bought at Yarndale. There is a photo of it here. I quite fancied making another one as it is a deeply satisfying project that grows very quickly and really shows off a yarn and this felt like the perfect opportunity.
This is the yarn she sent me. This colour combo is called Fizz Wizz and if I’m completely honest it’s not my cup of tea. Pink is one of my least favourite colours and there is a lot going on but once I got working on it it really started to grow on me and once the scarf was finished I was quite sorry to see it go back to Karina.
The Seafoam Scarf is a free pattern by Joan Janes and features a very easy to memorise repeat of multiple yarn overs and drop stitches to give this wonderful wavy open texture.
I knit my scarf on 4.5mm needles and a 100g skein of yarn gave me a scarf 216cm, just over 7 feet long. Which looks like this on a coat hanger!