Double Treat Friday! New Yarn and New Free Pattern

By Megan Goodacre

Double Treat Friday! New Yarn and New Free Pattern

A few days ago, I posted about visiting the Sweatermaker Yarns studio and picking up a few new skeins of Maggie, a gorgeous light fingering weight, luxury yarn, 70% silk and 30% cashmere. The kind of blend that floats around your neck and makes you feel extra-loved.

Well today, I'm delighted to double-announce that the new skeins are available on the kit page, and, the new free cowl pattern (which I've named the Opul Infinity Scarf) is now available. These two things go nicely together. If you love cashmere/silk, but don't want to knit a shawl, the 2 skeins work perfectly for Opul. I made mine in the Fresh Storm colourway.

The Opul Infinity Scarf is an easy soft loop, suitable for almost any type of yarn. Opul is worked flat, end-to-end, from a provisional cast on and grafted. The rib pattern is a great introduction to using slipped stitches to create texture and elasticity in the simplest of stitch combinations.

The pattern is easy to memorize and very easy to work. This is a great project for the beginner knitter who is ready for the challenge of a provisional cast on and a careful graft at the end. You can easily modify Opul by changing the yarn, the cast on or the number of rows.