the last time i finished a sock was april 13, 2008. yet, somehow, i keep acquiring the occasional skein of sock yarn. i am particularly weak when it comes to the crazy zauberball. i'm not sure what it is about the stuff, because it is pretty "crazy" when you consider that i'm a rather dull dresser. i own about 20 brown or grey t-shirts and cardigans. i have 2 pairs of dark jeans. brown shoes. brown boots. and a stash of crazy sock yarn.
i think i buy it in the hopes that i'll be able to infuse some of that color into my wardrobe. so, whilst lounging on the beach for a few days this week, i decided to swatch for an accessory that would make the most of the yarn's striping pattern. a few days later, i had this (kindly modeled by cara, who knows i'm a sucky model):
as written, the pattern uses about 420 yards. if a semi-solid is more your thing, yarn weight and yardage-wise, tosh merino light would also do the trick with only one skein.
this loop scarf is knit in the round with fingering weight yarn on a larger (us7 4.5mm) 24" needle.
from now until november, $1 from the sale of each pattern will be donated to pancan.org. pattern is $4.50 per copy.