i will be the first to admit that “monkey bread” may not be the most elegant name for luxurious knit accessories such as these, but have a look . . .
they look very similar the shape and texture of that delicious treat. not to mention how cozy-warm and yummy all those winding cables are, just like the bread itself. mmmmm.
the pattern includes both versions of the scarf—straight and infinity style plus the hat, with everything in two sizes.
shown below: size large hat with size large straight scarf, in great northern yarns mink/cashmere DK, colorway green apple, which will be back in stock in early april.
mmmm, SO soft—it’s really beyond description, but hopefully david’s photos do it justice . . .
this particular set has traveled thousands of miles with me since i finished it in january and has been worn nearly every day, save for the day i washed it—and many of those in the rain. just look at how beautifully it weathers such constant wear . . .
if anything the surface of the fabric is even more beautiful than when it was new—the yarn takes a little time to come to its full bloom—about a week of every-day wear will bring out a lush nap with a silky-soft touch. it’s like nothing you’ve ever felt.
and it doesn’t pill or shed. i’m incredibly impressed—can you tell?
craig from great northern yarns is one of the most enthusiastic fiber producers i’ve met—he can talk microns with the best of them.
but he doesn’t knit . . . what’s up with that??
haha, even david was urging him to take up the needles in a recent email.
actually, craig has a good reason—he’s busy spreading the word about his incredible mink yarns and the animal-friendly farm where the fiber is produced. and working hard to get that yarn into our hot little knitting hands.
you can see all of craig’s yarns in the great northern yarns online store—be sure to get on the mailing list while you’re there to receive a note when his colors are restocked.
thank you very, very much to helen and jocelyn for test knitting this scarf and hat—i really appreciate people who jump up with hands waving to help out in this way; it takes a special knitter to spend the time and attention required for testing and i am very lucky to be surrounded by many.
and thank you david for another beautiful photo shoot—i understand he also has one of his little films to upload as soon as it’s ready—check in at the knitspot youTube channel sometime in the next few hours to view.
ok, few more photos and then i’m going to go relax; it’s 3:30 am and i’ve had enough of this chair!