Red Sands

Drew's Scarf

Pattern: Grumperina’s Shifting Sands Scarf
Yarn: Sundara Silky Merino DK
Needles: Size 5 Bamboo Circulars

With more than a week to go my brother’s scarf is done.  I’ve decided not to mail it out and hopefully will be able to give it to him when he visits home, perhaps in the new year. I was at my parents house last night when I casted off.   Judging from the look my dad gave the scarf, I think he was slightly hoping that he would be its recipient.  Just another good reason to get more sundara yarn!

I loved this pattern. It kept your attention but at the same time was relaxing. Sundara’s yarn is a luxury to knit with.  It is so soft and flew over the needles.  I tried to capture the red as best I could.  The above pic is close.  It’s a goregous deep red with hints of lighter shades.  I love the fabric it made with the woven look of all the cables.  I can’t say enough about learning how to cable without a cable needle.  I can’t even imagine what that would have been like! The time that technique has saved is monumental.

Drew's Scarf

I decided to go with out the fringe.  If I make this again for my dad I might rethink that. But, I now have a full skein of this beautiful red for me! I’m thinking maybe making a cowl or hat.  It’s just too luxurious to let sit around.

I promise to get pics of my handsome bro wearing his handsome scarf.  I’m sure he’ll happily indulge me with that photoshoot when he visits. With this major christmas knit done I will be moving on to the votives and another scarf (simple garter) for some last minute gifts.


**hey andrew, if you’re reading this. please look happily surprised when i give it to you! i hope you like it.. hahaha**

15 thoughts on “Red Sands

  1. jacqueline says:

    oh wow! just as i expected…that scarf has come out beautifully. perfect colour, perfect yarn, perfect pattern.
    i am sure andrew is going to be thrilled (and pleasantly surprised) when you give it to him.


  2. liz says:

    I wanted to ask you – did you only use 1 skein of Silky Merino dk? I was thinking of making this scarf and was curious.


  3. Cheryl says:

    The scarf is sooooo lovely. I just checked out the Sundara site and noticed 2 reds. Did you by chance use the Blood Red? Did you end up using just 2 skeins? Your color choice was beautiful!!!!


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