Capitol Hill Cowl Scarf Pattern
Something strange about me is that I only wear socks when I absolutely have to - at the gym, when hiking or wearing winter boots. Every year I celebrate the sweet freedom of flip flop weather like no one else I know. Because of this, I don't knit socks and I rarely buy sock yarn. Occasionally, a yarn is SO beautiful that I can't resist buying it and that was the case with Oscar Sparkle Sock Yarn by Canon Hand Dye. Even if socks are your thing, this yarn is way too beautiful to hide on your feet. I looked on Ravelry, but didn't see any scarf patterns for this yarn, so I created the Capitol Hill Cowl Scarf Pattern to show off the lovely color transitions. This pattern is knit in the round and is an easy knit as long as you keep track of your rows as you knit them.
The yarn is not the easiest to knit with. The way it was spun leads to a crinkly twist throughout the skein, but the variegated ombre is absolutely perfect, which makes knitting with it totally worth it. Each skein has a different gradient - some are dramatic like the one in the photo and some are truly subtle - and the scarf turns out with the faintest bit of sparkle, which is fun. You are going to want to make more than one of these!
There are a few skeins of yarn available on the Canon Hand Dyes Etsy page - HERE. I purchased the yarn at So Much Yarn in the Pike Place Market and I noticed that they had a bunch of skeins of this yarn when I was there last week. You can contact them at 206-442-0727. If you can't find this yarn, MadelineTosh Twist Light is a great substitute. Although it doesn't have the ombre, it is truly lovely. You can find Twist Light at So Much Yarn or online - HERE.
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EDIT: I used a crochet cast on for this scarf, but you can use whatever method you are most comfortable with. I also knit one row before joining in the round to help prevent twisting.