Thank God for KALs! (That is Knit Alongs, in case you were wondering.) Otherwise this beauty would never have seen the light of day. I don’t know why I had totally snubbed this pattern and never even considered knitting it, because it is actually absolutely beautiful and also a really fun pattern to knit.
When Brooklyn Tweed Lace KAL started in July I was eager to take part but lace shawls aren’t really my thing even though I like knitting them. I was desperately trying to look for the perfect pattern when the Selune scarf by Julie Hoover popped on my Ravelry search. Love at first sight. I knew I wanted to make a thicker scarf though, something to get me through winter and decided to change the suggested lace weight yarn for a woolen fingering weight. I chose Tukuwool Fingering in shade Uupo, since I had it already in my stash.
I’m so in love with my new scarf, and even though I first had some doubts about the color (it’s a lot brighter than I usually work with or wear) it actually compliments almost every basic color really nicely, as well as blushy pink, burgundy and navy. So despite being unlike the other items of my wardrobe, it ended up working really nicely with my excisting clothes. That’s why I decided it would be part of my three-piece Summer of basics -wardrobe. (Yay, for another make along for pushing my boundaries and getting me outside my comfort zone!)
The photos on this post were taken in Kylmäpihlaja lighthouse hotel on an island near Rauma (Finland), where my husband and I spent 2 days on the last weekend of August. It was pretty windy as you can tell, but the scenery was unbelievable and the food was made with local produce.