I love knitting in cotton at this time of year. Florida is just way too sticky for working on wool projects, especially if you are trying to knit outside! Plus, I always feel the need for some new cotton knits for the end of summer. And have you noticed that the evenings are getting cooler? Even the hottest of days can feel slightly chilly when the sun dips below the horizon. Autumn is clearly just around the corner.
So here are three cotton scarves to help bridge that transition – perfect for days down at the beach or meeting up with friends for an afternoon picnic in the park.
And perfect, too, if you are unable to wear wool. There used to be such poor options for non-wool yarn but things are much easier these days, with a wider range of options and on-the-dot fashion colours.
This is the Kassiopi Scarf and it features a wonderfully textured reversible pattern from our Reversible Knitting Stitches book. The stitch is called Seeded Chevron and is one of my favourite stitch patterns in the book.
Kassiopi is a lovely fishing village in the island of Corfu and indeed, these scarves are reminiscent of the scents and sounds of that beautiful part of the world – the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, lazy summer days and an evening cocktail by the pool....
There are three scarves in the collection. The slim and medium scarves are worked in lime-green and aqua yarns and feature deeply-incised chevrons interlaced along the length of the scarf to give a wonderfully dynamic design.
The green scarf is in a Sportweight cotton/Modal yarn which gives a lovely draping fabric for a long, slim-line scarf. The aqua version, meanwhile, uses a 100% cotton yarn in an Aran/ heavy worsted weight yarn. This is so soft and cozy! I made this version a little shorter and love the way it drapes around your shoulders to keep away the evening chills.
The third scarf uses the same 100% cotton yarn but this time in a gorgeous soft apricot colour. I absolutely love this shade. It's a colour that was featured strongly in a number of the fashion shows for Summer/ Autumn 2020 and it's easy to understand why it has become so popular. It's not a colour I have worn much in the past, but I can see some fun shopping ahead for some new items to go with this scarf.
This wide version has two repeats of the chevron design which gives a beautiful sense of balance, symmetry and calm. The result is a wide statement scarf with just the right degree of coverage for bare shoulders in a cool restaurant.
And of course, all the scarves are fully reversible which makes them easy to drape, wrap or tie in place.
For more details about the Kassiopi Scarf, please click here. The pattern is available for immediate download from the website.
Also, to read more about our Reversible Knitting Stitches book, please click here. In addition to the Seeded Chevron pattern featured in the Kassiopi Scarf there are also more than 250 other double-sided stitches to explore.
Until next time, keep happy and keep smiling!
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