When I started this lace scarf, Theresa asked me what the yarn was like to work with.
Since I've been true to my promise to only knit this project in public when I need mindless knitting, I hadn't worked on it until this weekend.
We went hawk-watching. (Definitely an autumn birding addiction in these parts.) We were lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time...we saw a record number of Broadwing hawks soaring over Pack Monadnock on their way to South America.
For more on this phenomenon, including an excellent video shot the day after we were there, check out the William Kramer Studio blog.
Between exciting parts where I was watching thousands of hawks, Bailey and I had plenty of time to hang out. And I had plenty of time to knit.
The yarn has been great to work with. Even though it's a single (not plied), I haven't had any problems with it splitting.
Last time I knit this project in alpaca. It was softer and more drapey, but I like the crunchiness and springiness of the wool. The stitch pattern shows up much more....which I haven't mentally adjusted to yet.
The color of this yarn is gorgeous. It got lots of compliments at the hawk watch! I think of it as "Sunrise", even though the Riverstone Yarn name for this color is "Tangerine."
So Theresa, my answer is "Buy this yarn." Are you surprised by that? "More yarn" is practically a philosophy at my house!
The alpaca version of this scarf
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