Grades as in “gradient.” Grades as in school. Add the two together and you get my latest FO: Song of the Sea!! My youngest daughter just started back to school (YAY!) and I wanted to reward her good efforts. She loves cowls, which she calls infinity scarves, so she and I rummaged through my stash for yarn. Well darn it if the lil dickens doesn’t have fabulous taste…talk about the good news, bad news! She selected my Miss Babs Yummy Two Toes Gradient Set in color Orion. Uh, I wanted that!! Oh, well.
Sally had made Song of the Sea in another Miss Babs yarn we purchased together last fall. I loved how hers turned out. I knit the thing rather quickly and before blocking asked Jena to show me one of her infinity scarves so I could compare length. The one I had knit was 20 inches too short!!! TWENTY INCHES. It was 40-something instead of 60!!!!!
I blocked that thing to within an inch of its life with chains and pulleys, and got it to 62 inches. It did snap back about 6 inches, so now it is 56 inches. The colors are stunning and I think it turned out:
Song of the Sea, The Long and Short of It
Jena loved it. Loved. It. That’s the good news! 😉
PS – the designer of this cowl just released a pattern for a shawl version and actually mentions the identical yarn that I used — it is called Siren Song and has the same stitch patterns.