…then two are better! Right?
This summer I made a Trillian and really enjoyed the pattern. The design takes a long, skinny garter stitch “scarf” (shawl?) and adds a little something to it.
A friend in my knitting group was working on a very similar scarf/shawl called Sandstone Scarf — a freebie from DROPS. She was knitting her scarf in a stunning combination of two variegated colors of DROPS Delight, #09 and 10. Just gorgeous! I quickly went on line to the Nordic Mart website and bought 2 skeins of each in the identical colors.
I started the Sandstone Scarf, but wasn’t sure I liked the garter edges. So. I restarted it using the Trillian pattern, and kept at it until it was 80 inches long! You work both colors simultaneously, alternating 2 rows of one color and then 2 rows of the other. When I started the final border, I stopped switching the colors — too much going on visually!
You get the “new cow” feeling as you knit because of the color changes. I did break the yarn a few times to avoid super long runs of one color, or the same color meeting from both skeins.
It is a great carry-along project: smallish and mindless! Now I have nothing going on. I may have to go stash diving…knitting group tomorrow and nothing to knit!
PS – Kim asked about the checkered edge on the bottom two photos. The checkering is created by the striping of the two yarns. When I got to the edging for the end of the shawl, the effect was too extreme, so I just used a single color there.