chunk, 2.2

In honor of last Wednesday’s snow day (and it being called the evening before!), I stayed up late Tuesday night watching It Happened One Night whilst wading through my stash in search of something that might sing to chunky knitwear. I’ve been on chunky-knit obsessions in years past, but hadn’t picked up a project like this in awhile.

That is until I stumbled upon Wool and the Gang, and for all obvious reasons, wanted to (re)join the chunky knit game.

This chunky scarf was worked up on size 19 needles with two skeins of some gorgeous Lorna’s Laces Revelation Solid, which I scooped up at Purl Soho’s grand opening last April on my trip to NYC (read about days #1 and #2) with Mim.

It’s just a simple stockinette stitch scarf, wider than average, because I wanted to show off the gorgeous changes in gauge this yarn creates.

And the color, oh the color.

More snaps, as always, at its flickr set.

I feel a little bit bored…will someone take me to the pub?

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…”Only if you wear this beautiful neck gift…”

Over the holiday break, I took a wee bit of a hiatus from the sock and baby knitting to quickly whip out yet another scarf for gifties. And what I wanted, I got.

Using an “ebony” colorway (which is really just a deep gray bulky yarn with hues of white and black) with an ultra-soft baby alpaca wool, I knitted up this chunky scarf using my obsession of late: the mock brioche rib stitch. And it only took but three days since I used four balls (worked double thick) on size 15 needles.

The photos do not do this scarf justice, but its extra chunky and just the right amount of thickness and remarkbly perfect for a pub scarf in Boston. Drools.

You should make one, too.

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