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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Kaffe Fassett Colourscape Scarf

While Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably were visiting us a couple of weeks ago, we had the opportunity to admire the intricate colourworks of the garments that they had brought for the lectures. During his workshop, Brandon showed us a scarf made by Kaffe from the Rowan Colourscapes Chunky yarn. He said that Kaffe had made several of the scarves as Christmas gifts for his family. It was unlike his other designs in that it was a very simple diagonally knit scarf done completely in garter stitch. There weren't any complex patterns or dozens of colour changes. The yarn that Kaffe had designed at a wool mill in England did all of the work of the colour extravaganza.

Later, while Kaffe was signing books at Serenity Knits, many knitters were asking about the pattern for the scarf. I asked the master knitter himself and he said we were welcome to give out the pattern with the yarn purchase. He graciously dictated the pattern to me, I typed it up and had him proof read it before I printed out copies. You know you are getting the perfect pattern when the designer is the one who personally checks the details. This Christmas many knitters will be able to give the perfect gift with this special designer scarf.

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