Sock yarn for a gorgeous scarf

I’m a fairly new knitter still, just hats and scarves so far, so I’m still learning a lot. My latest learning is the difference between self-striping yarn and variegated or hand painted yarn. I finished my scarf out of Felici Dakota and guess what…it’s self stripes! I’ve had everyone from my Dad to the receptionist at the dermatologist ask me “how does it do that?”

Felici, of course, is a sock yarn, but I’m not up to socks yet—I think my scarf shows off the beauty of Felici nicely. Let me also swoon about how soft Felici is—I’ll put it this way, it is soft enough that I’m making a scarf out of it for myself that I’ll actually wear around my bare neck. At 75% Superwash Merino and 25% Nylon, it’s a perfect combination of luxury and practicality.

The pattern I used is the “Pink Lady” scarf by Ilga Leja. I didn’t want it as wide as the pattern called for, so I did only 3 x’s across instead of 5. After you knit horizontally, then you go back and pick up stitches and knit vertically to form a frame all the way around. I just love how the personality of Felici changed for the border, making it complimentary.

I’m picking out outfits, just to find more excuses to wear my scarf. <