Always The Sun Scarf: Sunset

Cast On: August 5, 2014
Cast Off: August 14, 2014
Needle: US 8
Yarn A: Universal Uptown Worsted (Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic; Yarn Color: 327 Bright Yellow; Yarn Weight: 4, Worsted)
Yarn B: Unknown (Color: Bright Orange)
Yarn C: Universal Uptown Worsted (Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic; Yarn Color: 306 Pumpkin; Yarn Weight: 4, Worsted)
Yarn D: National Yarn Crafts Spundola (Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic; Yarn Color: Terra Cotta 67; Yarn Weight: 4, Worsted)
Yarn E: Unknown (Color: Yellow; Yarn Weight: 4, Worsted)
Yarn F: Unknown (Color: Terra Cotta)
Yarn G: Unknown (Color: Yellow; Yarn Weight: 4, Worsted)
Yarn H: Universal Classic Shades (Fiber Content: 70% Acrylic, 30% Wool; Yarn Color: 706 Sundown; Yarn Weight: 4, Aran)
Yarn I: Cascade Cherub Aran Sparkle (Fiber Content: 54% Nylon, 42% Acrylic, 4% Metallic; Yarn Color: 208 Prune Purple; Yarn Weight: 4, Worsted)
Dimensions: 5 x 136 inches

I finally finished – and not after getting too enthusiastic (136 inches!) for the Farrow Rib Stitch, the new skill of carrying yarn, and stripes. This stitch was so easy to do and almost mindless – I did find one error over three rows, but I defy anyone to find it without careful examination. After modeling the scarf for photography, I am a big fan of the double keyhole method (center picture, top row).

I am also pleased that I have used up more of my yarn stash and finished a project. Some of the yarn for this scarf came from Bacon & Eggs Scarf, September Scarf and Instant Karma Dog Sweater. Now I need to get back to my four UFO’s before I begin anything else.

Of course because of all the orange, I am tempted to keep this scarf for myself. This scarf if for sale at Price: USD $25.00. Of course, if it does not sell, I will either keep it or donate it to charity.

The name of the scarf comes from the song of the same name: Always The Sun by The Stranglers.

Always The Sun Scarf: Sunrise

Always The Sun Scarf
©A Hooker’s World

One of my regular customers – Jo – is making a scarf for her son, using double-stranded Madelinetosh Vintage in an oyster color and it is looking beautiful. I inquired about the stitch she is using and she freely shared that it is a farrow rib stitch. While we were discussing it at “The Tree,” someone else offered that alternating two rows of one color and two rows of a second color provides a hound’s tooth pattern, which I love. I don’t know about the hound’s tooth pattern; it only appears at certain angles. I do however love the stitch pattern, front and back.

So the next at-home project will be this scarf – Always The Sun by The Stranglers – which will be constant yellow and changing shades of alternate colors. Right now I am starting with my orange scraps, which will change to maroon later, and then possibly blue, though I am not sure yet.

So far, yarn consumption includes:

  • Universal Uptown Worsted (Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic, Yarn Color:  327 Bright Yellow; Yarn Weight: 4, Worsted) from my Bacon & Eggs Scarf
  • Unknown Scrap from Irma
  • Universal Uptown Worsted (Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic; Yarn Color: 306 Pumpkin; Yarn Weight: 4, Worsted) from the Instant Karma Dog Sweater

The final post regarding this scarf will provide a list of all yarns used.