Today I'm putting the sample for my first published pattern in the mail. If you follow my projects on Ravelry, this is currently listed as the pink scarf. It will have a better name later. But I wanted to at least give you all a peek. Vincent was happy to help.
The scarf has an interesting construction -- by now, you expect nothing less from me, yes? -- but you'll get to read more about that after the pattern is published. I also have better pictures to show the shape and the pattern. The scarf should be in the STITCHES South fashion show on Friday 15 April. If things go very well, the scarf may be at the Skacel booth and the pattern might even be available for purchase that weekend; but let's not hold anybody to that, okay?
The yarn from Skacel Collection is Simplicity by HiKoo. This is a budget-friendly yarn combining superwash merino, acrylic, and nylon. It has a nice soft and springy hand, but is also easy-care. The scarf will be in a collection of patterns from Atlanta Knitting Guild that all feature this yarn. My other pattern in the collection is a stadium blanket. The easy-care and hard-wearing nature of Simplicity makes it a good choice for blankets and children's wear, as it can stand up to a little rough and tumble play. And it comes in about 40 colors, including five variegated colorways.