Friday, July 25, 2008

Sea Scarf

My new project is Morning Surf Scarf. I'm using Cascade 220 Paints in a pretty color called Paradise Beach (#9843).


My original intention was to knit this scarf from my own handspun, but I couldn't resist casting on with this yarn. Working on 36 stiches, I will knit until the yarn runs out. I'm crossing my fingers that 220 yards will be enough for a short scarf. I think it will.


Later when the spinning bug bites, I'll spin up a lighter weight yarn for a second Morning Surf Scarf. This is a pattern that I can see myself making multiple times. It lends itself well to all types of yarn and is easy and enjoyable to knit. I especially like dropping the yarn-over stitches and tugging to neaten the loops. I'm not sure why that is so entertaining, but it is.

There are likely to be other sea scarves in my knitting future as well, as I just purchased Ocean Breezes by Sheryl Thies. Included in this book are patterns for 25 knitted scarves, all inspired by the sea.

Her scarf called Sea Foam is very similar to the one I'm knitting now--the same drop stitch design, minus the reverse stockinette "waves" and the addition of a garter stitch edge along the sides. There are several other designs that I like including Starfish on the Beach, Fish Net and Cockleshell Lace. Many are featured on Ravelry.

Tomorrow is Saturday, so you know what that means: we're heading to Matagorda. Some of you expressed concern about the impact of Hurricane Dolly on Matagorda Beach. Fortunately, all is well in our area. We received only a little bit of rain at my house and I expect to find that Matagorda fared about the same.

Have a nice weekend!

24 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful scarf and it matches your blog!

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  2. Your scarf is simply gorgeous. I think your right, that pattern would look beautiful in a wide range of yarns. Fun. Might have to find some :) Have a great weekend at the beach, and glad you were spared from Dolly!!
    Suzanne

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  3. The scarf is lovely...I love the color. Will you be kayaking? Knitting? Maybe a little of both?
    Have a great weekend!

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  4. I love the little "puffs" in the scarf! Have a super weekend! Glad all went well with Dolly...I had been thinking of you!

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  5. The scarf looks marvelous. Can't wait to start the same pattern and I'm checking out that book, too! Have a super nice weekend.

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  6. I love the scarf and hope that the yarn will cooperate and give you enough for the length you want.

    I agree it is fun to preen knitting. I do it all the time, tugging a bit here and there, holding it out to admire the stitch.

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  7. The combination of pattern and yarn make me think "Surf". Great choices. Have fun at Matagorda. I hope John catches tons. You too! We will be at VBS. We are having a one day-er. Should be fun!

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  8. I loved that color of cascade from the moment you posted it a few days ago. It's just right!

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  9. Maybe Dolly deposited a few special shells for you to find at Matagorda.

    I think there is a theme here: Beach, Ocean, Sea, Surf, Starfish, Matagorda... Do you listen to Jimmy Buffett, too?

    Enjoy your day tomorrow! If the fish aren't biting, your scarf will be done!

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  10. So pretty! I may have to make that one too.

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  11. what a pretty scarf -

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  12. This is just beautiful--love the subtle seaside colors and exciting pattern! I think I may have to make one of these too--just really love the pattern, fun doing drop stitch, lacy look designs. Thanks for the book recommendation--another to add to the list--LOL! Wishing you very safe and happy travels...and given the weather there, emphasis on safe especially! Happy Days ((HUGS))

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  13. Lovely, the color is perfect :)

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  14. Its turning out very nicely. That yarn in that color is perfect for the pattern. Now I just have to find out what colors my kid's girlfriend likes -- I've only seen her wear black.

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  15. I've been thinking lately that if I can't live right by the beach, I can fill my house with things that remind me of the beach. It's a good excuse to collect all of those shells:)

    The color of your scarf is perfect beach color. I hadn't heard of Ocean Breezes before, but I think I need to put it on my list.

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  16. The scarf is lovely! I bought that very same book last year! I just loved all the different scarves. Have a great time at the beach. I was at the beach two days this past week. Very nice weather!

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  17. Wow, I really like that, no wonder you were wanting to get started on it! Glad to hear your beach is none the worse for wear.

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  18. So Beautiful! Hope you have a lovely, restful time at the beach.

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  19. A truly beautiful scarf. The colour is simply scrumptious

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  20. wonderful scarf :) hope you had a nice weekend.

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  21. LOVE THE SCARF. HAVE FUN.

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  22. I may have to try that scarf, your version is lovely. I am glad you are doing okay.

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  23. What a very beautiful scarf and in my favourite colour. I just had to bookmark the pattern :) Looks like you had a really great weekend, too!

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  24. So glad you didn't get any damage from Dolly!!!

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~Tracy