Abbey Phelps has created a marvelous series of scarves, based on leaves, that really sing to me.
Pasg was the Springtime one, originally released on the first day of spring, the Vernal Equinox. And because we really like the look of this scarf and because it is a great year-round piece (not just for springtime) we are bringing it back in kit form, with a few lovely green yarns.
Abbey writes about this lovely scarf:
"This is a quick and fun 1 skein project. Any color yarn will work and it would look great in self striping or color change yarn. Pasg is Welsh for palm. Palm Sunday falls in Spring and the pattern is reminiscent of the palm motif prevalent in the Art Deco style."
A beautiful creation that is studded with beads, this scarf can be made in your choice of two sizes -- a smaller one that is roughly 48" x 10" (depending on how you block it) and a larger 96" x 10".
The photos of the finished scarf on this page show the smaller size.
Yarn and Colorways
We have not put together kits using the same yarn nor the same colorway as what Abbey used in her original. (Abbey's yarn was Tosh Merino Light whereas ours are Tosh Mo Light.)You can see our yarns on the righthand side of the top photo and again below that.
Our kits all contain one skein of Tosh Mo Light, 80% merino wool + 20% kid mohair, a fingering weight yarn with 420 yards per 100g skein. One skein will be included in each kit which should give you enough yardage for either size of the scarf.
We have a few intriguing colorways:
1. Olive Wood is a tonal play on greens and while it includes some olive it also has lime , a lovely spring green, and some spurts of a soft brown.
2. Joshua Green is a deep and rich tonal play on olive, some brighter and some deeper but all within that one hue.
3. Grasshopper is bright and happy, a green that has a lot of yellow to it. I'd classify this as an almost-solid --- sure to make you smile.
We have set one of the drop-down menus to offer two options for beads.
The smaller scarf requires about 700 of size 6/0 beads; the larger needs no extra yarn but it does require more beads, totaling roughly 1,200 size 6/0.
The kit cost as shown on this web page is for the smaller number of beads for the smaller size.
If you would like to make the larger, that option on the drop-down menu will add a bit to the price to cover the extra beads.
So decide which size you plan to make and choose your bead quantities accordingly. Your kit will give you some extras, just in case.
As you can see the original scarf Abbey knit used Silver Lined Crystal ones and they stand out beautifully. There are quite a few other ones that would look great with the yarn, including some in the silver-lined-gold-family in particular that I like for the Grasshopper and Joshua Tree. I also found some beads that would match the yarn colors more closely and thus give a more subtle look.
If you have a preference on bead color, tell me. Otherwise I will choose for you.
The design also calls for a decorative button plus one small button to use to attach this decorative one. These are not part of the kit.
The kit consists of one skein of the yarn plus the beads needed to make a stunning piece.
Note that the kit will not automatically include the pattern and the cost has not been figured in to the cost of the kit. We offer three options.
I know some knitters might prefer to get it directly as a PDF file of the pattern from Abbey via her Ravelry web page. If you plan to get it via Ravelry, then choose "No Pattern Needed."
If you would like a printed copy, please make sure the "Pattern" drop-down menu is set to that.
We also can email the pattern to you via email; it just might take me a while to get to it (I usually send it right before I send the kit out).
Just make sure that drop-down menu is set as you would like before you check out.