Sunday, June 14, 2009


For ages now, I have had in my stash two enormous single skeins of Schaefer "Susan" pima cotton in the Catherine the Great and the Rachel Carson colorways. Both were originally destined to be baby blankets, but, really, there are only so many babies...

I decided to do a very very quick project, the Blizzard shawl from "Scarf Style." It took me two evenings to finish, and I was able to memorize the pattern after only a few repeats. This yarn has gorgeous drape, although I might have liked it to be a bit longer. Oh, well. I think it is essential to make this scarf with a drapey yarn, or it wouldn't have the same appeal--and the Schaefer has a very nice sheen to it, so it has both drape and a nice depth of texture. I would definitely make this again in the same yarn, or another similar pima cotton.

Another baby has recently come into our circle, so the other Schaefer skein is now earmarked for a receiving blanket.


  1. This is lovely. I love the color combo. Reminds me of fresh, lush grapes on the vine!

  2. Oh lovely! The colors look really nice.

  3. It reminds me of heather, it looks really like the moors in Yorkshire, where I grew up! It's lovely....

    why didn't I think to come here before?!

  4. I finally found a subject I have no interest in and absolutely no knowledge about. But I am sure it is very good work.