I've been seeing lots of Chevron Scarves from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts -- and I started to have a craving. You know the one. . . the air is getting cooler at night and one's thoughts turn to knitting. . .
So. I ordered up the book from the library (we have a great library catalog system that allows you to order books from all different libraries -- and it's quick too!) and dragged out my bin of Koigu. Yes, I have a bin. It's a small-ish bin, but a bin nonetheless. I had a bit of a Koigu obsession for a while about 3 or 4 years ago and purchased a skein or two at nearly every yarn shop I visited that stocked it!
I'll show you two color combos and you tell me which one you think would work best.
Okay, so what do you think? Combo #1 or Combo #2? I'll tell you what I thought -- Combo #1 hands down! In fact, that's what I chose and I started knitting away. After about 2 inches I thought it was going to be a problem, but I figured I just needed to knit a bit more. . . so I did. And it got worse. Muddy pools on one side and bold striped sections on the other -- how weird is that?
So on to combo #2. While it doesn't give the the bold contrast that I see in some of the scarves I have been admiring online, I do love the effect:
It's simple and quick and I'm feeling the return of my knitting mojo! Here are some more links concerning Chevron Scarves: