Lest you think you're seeing double, this is actually a second version of the previous scarf I wove.
As I mentioned in the last post, I decided the first scarf might be a bit on the itchy-wool side of things, so I wanted to weave the same pattern in something softer.
Believe it or not, I had the two exact right yarns just sitting in my stash (it really pays to have too much yarn, sometimes.) I have a little basket of SweetGeorgia yarn (mostly sock yarn, and yes, a whole basket just for her yarns) and I realized that I had two skeins of Cashluxe Fine in there, in the colourway Bison, that were just the absolute most perfect brown for this scarf. And with 20% cashmere, definitely on the soft and luxurious side of the spectrum. Then I remembered I had a skein of Tough Love sock in the Mist colourway, which is an almost ideal shade for the pinstripe - I was aiming for a cornflower blue, and Mist is just a skosh more purpley, but pretty darn close. So, voila! A second Tenth Doctor scarf from my stash.
You can see that the Mist is a bit variegated, which gives some nice visual interest to the stripes, and the Bison is fairly solid, which makes a nice even background fabric. It's soft and drapey and wonderful and I really couldn't be happier with the end result. Hopefully the recipient feels the same way!
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