There’s a lot to love about Ella Rae Lace Merino Worsted. Not only does it have beautiful stitch definition, fun colorways, and a very smooth feel, but it’s also machine washable! This has made it a perennial favorite around here. Amberly knit the Saroyan scarf (pattern available for free here) out of this lovely mocha and red variegated colorway. She used two skeins and size 8 needles, and was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful drape the fabric attained after blocking. Saroyan is a great pattern choice for variegated yarn because the majority of the project is stockinette stitch. Stockinette is perfect for variegated yarns because the colors come through best when the fabric is simple and untextured.
The leafy lace border adds a pretty scalloped edge and keeps the project interesting. For the intermediate knitter wanting to try lace, this project is a good way to get your feet wet without using intimidatingly tiny yarn. It’s also an easily customizable pattern – making it longer is just a matter of repeating the central section more times. Come check out the family of Lace Merino yarns we carry – we have the original Lace Merino (a light fingering weight yarn), Lace Merino Worsted, and Lace Merino Chunky as well! They all have the same sumptuous base of 100% superwash merino, and come in a rainbow of colors. Happy knitting! -Elizabeth