this pretty scarf and neckwarmer set was, funny enough, not my idea. but as soon as someone in our ravelry group put a bug in my ear, my eyes lit up and i ran with it. i loved the mental image of matching accessories for the eliza mitts; flirty girls like that require company to work their charms . . .
and i always wanted to design a cute scarf with pleated hems; the question is, what took me so long?
i just love how the stitch patterns translated into this yarn as well—every once in a while, a marriage of yarn and pattern is so perfect it takes your breath away and this is one of those times.
i just can’t decide which i like better—the gorgeous, silky drape . .
or the soft, luscious hand, perfect for petting or wearing right next to the skin.
the pewter robin pinning the scarf in place here was purchased at perl grey.
my dear friend agnes made this whole delicious display possible with her gorgeous knit of the scarf shown here—my measly effort on the neckwarmer doesn’t begin to compare. i’m always so impressed with her beautiful (and speedy) stitchwork—even more so in person; i just wish everyone could see it first hand. thank you agnes, you are magnificent and not just because you do nice things for everyone, but just because.
and many, many thanks to kim at the woolen rabbit for her dye genius and ability to see exactly what i see, almost every time. she talked me into using this beautiful yarn for the original mitts and she was so right. then she proceeded to dye the absolute perfect spring color—just what we needed this year, right?
and i think that’s all i have to say about the pattern—let’s look at a few more photos