For those of you who haven’t yet heard the tragic news, Schaefer is no longer distributing yarn. This came as a blow to me as Schaefer Audrey and Nicole are some of my favorite lace and fingering weight yarns. Schaefer yarns are known for their luxury fibers, vibrant colors, and educational names (each skein is named after influential women from all over the world). However, this week we were lucky enough to acquire a few scarf kits featuring Schaefer Heather! The fingering weight yarn is made up of merino wool, silk, and bit of nylon to lend durability to your garment.
The kit includes a pattern for a linen stitch scarf that is knit in the round (which means no purling!) and later cut in half to create a flat scarf. Don’t let the word “cut” stress you out though. The pattern insures that the scarf will not unravel, so your Schaefer yarn is in no danger. If you love the little Amy Butler clutch photographed with this yarn we have several fabric patterns available to choose from in this style as well.
My favorite thing about the linen stitch scarf is that it will go with absolutely anything. The design is simple and subtle, which means you can wear this scarf with your favorite jeans or for a night out on the town. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention my other favorite thing about this pattern. I can knit it for myself! The pattern is versatile and subtle enough that you could easily knit this for any of the favorite men in your life. Unfortunately we only have a few kits left, so stop in this week and pick one (or two) up for yourself! -Michael