Point Roberts Inspiration
I got the idea for Point Roberts after I had received yarn from Ancient Arts to make a fun scarf (more on that in the future!). They had generously included an extra skein of yarn in a coordinating color and felt balls so I had an entire 400+ yard ball of yarn, plus what I had left over from the other scarf. If you were following me on this one, you know that I was actually working on both projects–off the same ball of purple–at the same time because I didn’t want to cut the yarn on the first one until I knew exactly how much it would take.
I was looking at the WSJ on Saturday morning and there was this wonderful two-color square scarf that completely caught my eye. Nothing particularly fascinating about it, but it was just a really great piece. I love a good scarf. By the end of the day I couldn’t not think about that scarf in terms of a knitting project. Remember, I’m working on something else and I’m not entirely certain how much yarn I’m going to have left. So I grabbed the other end of the ball of Beaujolais Nouveaux, and doing some quick figuring (I actually ended up having to start over, but when inspiration strikes!) and cast on for what I thought would be a 20″ scarf–started from the outside in.
So the purpose of this scarf was to just be a great add on to anything you might be wearing. To maximize versatility, the stitch patterns are reversible. I pictured the scarf being Make Mine Caramel! except for the two bands of Beaujolais Nouveaux. But this took more yarn than I anticipated (because I made it bigger than my original intention) so I ended up making the center Beaujolais, which I don’t think hurts this at all!
I blogged about this while I was knitting, so look at these posts from April:
Point Roberts Pattern
Buy this pattern! This is a great project to use up sock yarn, and would be oh, so lovely in a hand painted one and a solid color. The way the decreasing happens, I think it will have a very nice impact on hand painted yarns. Of course if you prefer to purchase it on Ravelry or Craftsy that works too! We’ve put it up on Patternfish because we love them too!