This kit is a collaboration between Cindy of Orange Smoothie and yours truly.
I approached her with an idea for a knit scarf that combines Sparkly Merino Sock yarn as well as a lovely accent of handspun yarn that squiggles back and forth through the scarf. She took my wild idea and actually made it possible and just such a fun knit.
The name of the scarf is Handspun Highlight, and you can purchase the whole kit including both skeins of yarn and a hard copy of the pattern right here. If you prefer a digital version of the pattern, you can purchase just the yarn here and get the pattern directly from Cindy's Ravelry shop here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/handspun-highlight-scarf.
If you choose to purchase the hard copy of the pattern here, I will mail it to you with your yarn.
The kit includes one 4-ounce skein of Sparkly Merino Sock in my Lilac colorway and one 20 gram mini skein of my handspun Highland Heather.
The pattern is appropriate for an advanced beginner. It is made on straight needles and includes a single cable stitch. If you have never done any cabling before, she explains it so clearly that it makes it easy.
Each skein of yarn is spun or dyed by me with loving care and contains a label with the yarn facts shown above. Your yarn is wrapped in tissue paper and shipped promptly, making a great presentation if you are giving it as a gift to your favorite fiber artist--even if that happens to be you!
Unless otherwise specified, your yarn will come as a hank, which is basically a large loop. This is the best way to store yarn because there’s no tension being placed on it. Before you begin to use it, however, you will need to wind it into a ball or cake or you will end up with a tangled mess. The best way to do this is with a swift and ball winder. However, you can use the arms of a patient friend or just put your yarn over two dining chairs back to back and wind it into a ball by hand. If you don’t have a swift and you plan to use the yarn fairly soon, I would be happy to wind your yarn into a cake for you at no extra charge. Just mention it in your note to seller when you check out.
As a token of my appreciation, I would be happy to include your choice of either a sprig of fresh rosemary from my organic garden or a handmade felt ball infused with essential lavender oil with your order. Both of these smell wonderful and are natural moth deterrents. Just let me know if you would like one and which one you would prefer in the note to seller when you check out.
Happy fiber artistry!