Sunday, November 06, 2011

Which Scarf to Knit?

Now that I'm done (finally) knitting the Clapotis, I have two scarves to knit. I'm just having a really hard time deciding on a pattern. I would love it if you guys would weigh in with your opinions.

The first pattern is from Fiddlesticks Knitting, called One-Ball Warmers. There are 4 options with this pattern. Clockwise from the upper left, they are Diamond Warmer, Flared Warmer, Collar Warmer and Leaf Warmer. I currently have both the diamond and flared warmers under consideration.
For one of these warmers I knit, I will be using a beautiful laceweight cashmere yarn. I wish I had more of it. It's really lovely, but I've got barely enough to eke out one warmer, and I have at least two of something to knit.

Another that I was thinking about is the Maluka, by Bea Schmidt Designs and available as a free download on Ravelry. I saw this one knit by remcat (aka Remily Knits). She was kind enough to allow me to post a photo of her completed Maluka. Isn't it beautiful?
2692 Maluka
So, what do you guys think? Leave me a comment and let me know which one you'd knit first. I'm going to knit both (all 3?) eventually, but I just can't decide where to start. I'm not saying who they're for, but neither of them are for me.

9 comments:

Michelle VP said...

These are all beautiful - I think my favorite style is the red one. :)

Shell said...

I think the flared one is the one I would do next... then the leaf warmer....

Gecika said...

I really love the purple one, and next up is the blue.

I do love the Maluka, but knit up the scaves first.

kbsalazar said...

All are pretty. My choice would depend on the drape of the yarn.

If it is very soft, the Green multi-tab one will droop and never lie properly and Blue would sag. In that case I'd go with Red or Purple/Pink (hard to tell on this monitor).

If it's got a bit of ooomph, and can stand up to the weight of four buttons, I'd do Blue or Purple/Pink. But then it might be too stiff for Red.

And if it was downright robust, I'd work Green. Then it would be not drapey enough for Red, and would make Purple/Pink or Blue feel like armor.

Rebecca said...

they're all really beautiful - but the flared one is my top choice!

Nancy Ging said...

The design of the green one is lovely!

Gingerman said...

For you, I think the Diamond Warmer would look best. It somehow suits you, IM(NOTSO) HO.

carole said...

Flared warmer, hands down, and yes...the Makula is beautiful. Aunt Jo would have loved it!!

Lorie a.k.a.The Peddler said...

I actually like all of them :)