Friday, February 25, 2011

Eco Duo Scarf

We've all been fondling the soft and fluffy Eco Duo alpaca yarn from Cascade and were happy to see that Mary had made herself a scarf using it!

The Pattern
One Row Handspun Scarf by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee aka the Yarn Harlot. It's a free pattern on her blog and we love it! Mary used only 1 skein of Eco Duo in color Storm #1703 and the scarf turned out long enough to wrap around once.

The Yarn
Cascade Yarns Eco Duo is an aran weight, undyed blend of 70% alpaca, 30% merino.
There are 197 yds/100 gr in a skein with 4.5 sts per inch on a US 8 knitting needle for $12.25 per skein.
The natural undyed colors are beautiful and the yarn is as soft as it comes.

The undyed colors are so rich.

Here you can see how the yarn slowly fades into different shades.

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff


Deb said...

I made some cables arm warmers with Eco Duo & then had to make 3 more pair for friends & friends of friends.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Wish I could reach through the screen and touch it.
Ginnie in Olympia

Yarn Garden said...

Deb, cabled arm warmers sound fabulous in this soft yarn! Might have to try that! ;)

Ginnie, thanks! Hope to see you down here soon! Maybe make a trip for the Portland Yarn Crawl next weekend?
-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Martha said...

This is my all time favorite "go to" pattern! It turns out beautiful every time!