An absolutely stunning new beaded scarf from Laura Nelkin (the creator of the marvelous Undulating Wave Scarf).
This is called Eventide and uses Schaefer's brand-new Audrey yarn --- stunning yarn, great pattern, what could possibly be better?
Audrey is a 50/50 silk/wool blend, in a fingering weight. There is 700 yards [640 m] per four ounce skein. The silk gives a fantastic luster to the yarn -- the whole is gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.
The along comes Laura to add beads to the mix and create a truly amazing scarf -- whoosh! Blows me away!
Here is how Laura describes the scarf:
"Eventide is seriously one of my favorite beaded scarves ever! Eventide is based an an incredibly easy 6 stitch "cross stitch" pattern. It is made by working double yarnovers that add length to your stitches so they float and appear to be woven not knitted. My inner weaver loves this! Size 8 beads are used on each end of the scarf creating an arrow of bling! The pattern includes lots of info on working with beads, including: stringing beads, purling and knitting with beads, working yarn-overs with beads, and more."
She adds, about the yarn and the design process: "Eventide is knit in Schaefer's newest yarn Audrey in Elena Piscopia. I am seriously smitten with this yarn! We only had a few skeins when we first got it milled and I immediately put my name on this one. Audrey is a single ply, fingering weight, 50% wool/ 50% cultivated silk blend that feels like air to work with. I was definitely careful with how many beads I strung onto this yarn as I did not want to cause it to bloom as I slide them down. The beads give Eventide a lovely weight and dimensionality at the ends of the scarf. (is dimensionality a word? help?)"
What we offer here is a kit including one copy of the pattern, one skein of Audrey in the colorway that Laura used here, Elena Piscopia (a lovely autumn mix of hues, including wine, steel grey, rust brown and nuances of colors in between [I see some violets as well]) and one of our 35 gram containers of size 8/0 beads to go with that. This gives you close to 300 extra beads, just in case some spill or you would like to extend the scarf -- the design uses 1108 of the 8/0 beads [about 30 grams] and only about 450 yards out of the whole skein.
You will need to provide your own knitting needles -- Laura used size 6 (4mm).
The finished measurements are 10" x 64" blocked, though as I mentioned there is enough yarn to make it longer.
And please note --- we did get in other colorways of Audrey (and other patterns as well, though without beads) and we'll be getting them up on the website within the next few days. If you would prefer another colorway to the Piscopia one here, do email us and we can likely make an exchange for you. This is a beauty but not everyone can wear these Autumnal colors.)
Amazingly beautiful. We highly recommend.