I am not a warm weather person and losing the ability to wear my winter clothing makes it even harder to endure, because I love sweaters, boots, layered clothing, and, of course, scarves. When traveling to Europe, everyone (especially in France) continues to wear scarves in the warmer weather. I decided to adopt this trend, so I have knitted and purchased a ton of summer scarves over the years. I will share some of my findings and thoughts over two separate blog posts.
Don’t be quick to discount the summer scarf. Like its winter counterpart, it finishes off and “ties together” an outfit. I really like the way a tank top looks with a light summer scarf. Obviously, the materials one would choose to make a summer scarf will differ greatly from the thick and soft luxury fibers chosen to make a winter scarf. This doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice all luxury fibers in making a lighter weight scarf, just that you will have to choose fibers smarter.
I am currently working on a few summer scarves, hoping to have them finished and ready to wear in the next month. One is made of Shibui Linen, and is a free pattern on their website. It is designed by Antonia Shankland, who always seems to design scarves that I would choose to make. They are easy and gorgeous. I am making this particular scarf with the colors brick, apple, sidewalk, and tar in the Shibui Linen. All these colors can be ordered on our website.
I am also working on a scarf using Habu linen. So far, I am still experimenting with this pattern, trying to combine two yarns throughout the scarf and haven’t been happy with the results. I will put this finished scarf in a future blog when I get it right. Having said that, I am more than happy with the Habu Linen itself. Here is what I have knitted so far. This just might be an all linen scarf. You cannot tell from the picture how light and beautiful this linen feels knitted up. Continue Reading Scarfaholic – The Summer Scarf – Part One