Here in the Midwest, we have this odd couple weeks when is not quite winter, not quite spring. It’s too warm to snow so it rains for ages. The Final Flurries scarf and beanie set was made to brighten up that dreary time and keep you warm until the real sun is ready to come out.
Don’t ever let anyone tell you that pattern design is easy. Even something as simple as a matching beanie and infinity scarf can throw you for a loop. I re-worked the Final Flurries design more times and I can count. My main hangup was overthinking what I wanted to do. I had a good idea of what I wanted, but then it morphed into a shawl, then a tank top. One mug of tea and lots of frogging later, I got back to my original plan and was on a roll.
The border of the scarf uses a stitch that I’m falling in love with, called the Camel stitch. It’s a simple variation on a half double crochet that creates a knit-like row of stitches. I went for a Camel stitch border instead of a traditional option (FPdc or BLO) to keep the piece smooth and avoid wasting extra yarn.
I should have known I was in for a treat when a mystery bag showed up from my friends at We Are Knitters. I’ve been working with the WAK team for some time and even got to meet them on my New York trip earlier this summer. I’ve tried so many of their yarns, and I’m especially partial to their Petite Wool and The Cotton (a DREAM for crocheters!).
When I opened this package, it included the Meripaca, a new-to-me bulky weight blend of baby alpaca and Merino wool. Let that sink in for a moment… It is so soft and squishy, and the ply of the wool makes for amazing stitch definition. If that wasn’t enough, they sent 5 balls of their Aquamarine color! If that doesn’t just scream TL Yarn Crafts, I don’t know what does!
UPDATE: My friends at We Are Knitters have offered a special coupon code just for TLYCBlog readers! Use code ‘TLYarnCrafts_15’ to save 15% off the entire site! Get to shopping: www.weareknitters.com.
Ready to Try the Final Flurries Patterns?
You can find the Final Flurries Scarf & Beanie Pattern Pack on Ravelry, Etsy, and TLYarnCrafts.com. The patterns come to you on a single mobile- and print-friendly PDF. Learn even more about my projects in the Patterns category of TLYCBlog. And don’t forget to tag @TLYarnCrafts and @TLYCMakers when you post your projects to Instagram and Facebook. I can’t wait to see them!