Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Alban Hefin and the Indigo Bunting

At long last, here it is:  Alban Hefin Scarf    I designed this fun drop stitch scarf and am so happy to show it off today!

Alban Hefin Scarf by Susan Elizabeth of Crescent Moon Collective
Alban Hefin Scarf by Susan Elizabeth

This is a fun to knit loopy summery scarf, perfect for cool evenings and late nights at music festivals! Alban Hefin is the Welsh name of the Summer Solstice, and means Light of the Shore, a perfect name for a summer scarf.

I knit with Morning Bright Holistic Merino Fingering yarn. Think of the fun and playfulness of a A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Summer Festivals, Woodstock and Janis Joplin all rolled into a fun little lacy drop stitch scarf.

I chose to use two colours, changing colours at Row 15 on the second pattern repeat. You may do the same, or something different. This is a fun scarf, designed to be playful. Change colours once, or as many times as you like. Have fun, be bold. I think one little bit of colour on one end is flirty. Big blocks of multiple colours would be bold and fun, and a great way to use up left over bits of yarn! All one colour would be elegant!

We are having an Alban Hefin knit along!  Come and join us on ravelry here: Alban Hefin Scarf Knit Along   I have knit 4 of these scarves already, and will probably knit a few more... maybe they will make nice gifts...
To celebrate the release of Alban Hefin, we have a knit along!
The official start date of the Alban Hefin KAL is Sept 1, 2014, but you may join in anytime. The ending date is October 31, 2014
All you need to do is post in this thread to join the KAL, and share pictures of your Alban Hefin . Once the KAL is over, November 1 2014, I will make a random draw from all those who completed the scarf. The winner will get ….. TBA… hmmm, will it be something shiny? something soft? something pretty? … the possibilities are endless, and I am going shopping just for the prize.

The beautiful blue yarn is Indigo Bunting, named after a bird:

I have never seen an Indigo Bunting in person, however  Becky Foster the owner and dyer of Morning Bright yarns has!  Here is a link to her etsy shop:  Morning Bright Yarn

This year at the Folk Festival,  I knit a scarf.  This one:  Folk Fest Scarf  My beautiful friend M is modelling it at our Saturday knitting group.   M, and D, another one of my friends and I each knit as we listened to the bands.   Next year,  I am going to wear this scarf to the festival.  :)

As always,  Happy Knitting!

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