Feeling blue? – I wonder how that phrase came to be? For me blue is cool, calming, sustaining. In fact, I’m wearing a blue shirt while writing this post. So I suppose there will be no surprise when I say that my most favorite of my knitted garments is in my favorite shade of blue. According to the crayon box that color is Cerulean. Ahh….what a beautiful color.
This yarn cake is Cascade Venezia Worsted. It is composed of 70% Merino wool and 30% Silk. This particular color is #179. There are 218 yards per skein if you wish to know. I wanted to show you something from my stash that also has a finished object to go along with it. I initially had 2 skeins of this yarn and thought I would need both. Thank the stars I didn’t because I am able to make something else gorgeous with this last skein.
I made the Infinitude Scarf by Jeni Chase. It’s so lovely in its simplicity. A pattern that doesn’t require too much yarn so it’s okay to use that special, maybe expensive yarn you’ve been hoarding. I managed to use only 1 skein of the Venezia Worsted because I cut out a few rows of ribbing (from 15 to 10) and accidentally forgot a row just after I changed into the long rows of purling and knitting (oops). Oh and I casted on 210 stitches because I wanted the cowl to hit at my waist rather than my hips. These mods left me with about 2 yards left of yarn, it was a close one! However, I am SO happy with it!! Seriously, it’s my go-to accessory when I just need a little something to keep my neck warm and add some color to what I’m wearing.
The drape alone is outstanding and the silk adds a bit of dressiness when paired with jeans and a t-shirt. This was something where I felt the pattern and yarn were perfectly matched. No knitter’s remorse here!
If you ever come across a skein of Venezia Worsted, try it out! It’s worth the money and one skein can go a long way. Also, the pattern is FREE. You now don’t have any excuse not to make one for yourself or as a gift. :)
*In case you were curious – the yarn in my header up there is this exact yarn (leftovers). I think it looks navy because of how the light was hitting it. Oh well, it’s still pretty either way.