My son was fortunate enough to go to Australia last May to visit a friend who had taken a semester abroad. He had a great time and took a lot of pictures of incredibly beautiful beaches and fun times with his friends. He also took a picture of a scarf he liked. When he showed me, he said “Would you please make this for me?” I was thrilled that he actually wanted to wear something I knit for him; however upon close inspection of the picture, I saw that the scarf was woven.
I flipped through a few stitchionaries and couldn’t find what I needed, so I started playing around to find a similar look to his picture. I knew I wanted to use KumaraI love this yarn. It is soft, works up quickly and has a lovely palette of colors from which to choose. I finally settled on a slipped stitch that looked just like the picture. The original scarf had fringe, but I didn’t think that really suited him, so I chose the two color rib pattern for the ends.
As soon as the frost hit in “The North Country” of New York, he started asking about his scarf. I was happy to present it to him when I went up for his college graduation in early December. The pictures of him were taken by a very proud mother!
85% extrafine merino, 15% baby camel
Kumara is a blend of extrafine merino and baby camel hair. Merino is a warm and buoyant fiber that takes dyes beautifully; camel is a super soft fiber that, because of its short staple length, adds a lovely halo.
The merino component is dyed before it is spun with the undyed camel hair. The blend of dyed and undyed fibers makes soft, muted colors. Kumara’s six twisted plies yield great stitch definition. Kumara comes in a coordinating palette of 18 colorsgiving endless options for mixing and matching two colors for this week’s scarf pattern.
Here is the free downloadable Daniel's Kumara Scarf pattern - Updated 17 January 2011. (file size: 410 KB)
If you have difficulty downloading or printing the PDF pattern above, try these: page 1 - page 2