When I listed the reasons to go to Knit Camp in my last post I forgot one very important reason - you can wear your knitting. Of course you can wear your knitting at any time, but you don't get many opportunities to wear your knitting in such an appreciative environment of mutual admiration. The weather was perfect - the days just cool enough to display scarves, small shawls and vests, and the evenings a bit cooler to warrant cardigans and warmer shawls. Lots of wonderful garments and accessories to examine and envy.
I was able to wear my Northmavine Hap in the evenings, and in the daytime my new scarf knitted to the Windward pattern by Heidi Kirrmaier had its first public outing:
This is such a great pattern. I already have a fingering weight woollen Windward scarf that I made about 18 months ago and it has been worn and worn. I like its irregularity and asymmetry. I wanted to make another version that I could wear in warmer weather, so I chose Noro Sekku with its part cotton composition in a thick-and-thin laceweight. The Sekku has the usual unpredictable and surprising Noro colour changes which I wanted to use to emphasise the changes in knitting direction in this pattern. But because just some stripes are never enough, I decided to make the scarf with two-row stripes of the Sekku. Very hectic. Just what I wanted.