Variations on a theme

I have a knitting girlfriend who is absolutely unable to imagine what a pattern would look like without a picture.  She also has trouble imagining what a project would look like in a different color.  She only knits up sweaters that are featured in the pattern in a color that she would want to wear.  This dramatically limits her choice, but with so many patterns out there, she has never complained.With Jess in mind, I wanted to share some fun photos with you this week.  We have three new samples in the shop that are all variations of Doux by Julie Hoover.  I have had this pattern in my favorites for a bit over a year but wasn’t drawn to cast on until some delicious dark charcoal/black Canopy Worsted arrived at just about the same time as our shipment of Shibui Silk Clouddoux black1I knit up a version of the scarf that looks very much like the picture in the pattern.  But some of the other girls got inspired to try some other colors. doux rose1Theresa knit up this beautiful version with three skeins of madelinetosh merino DK held together with Silk Cloud.  I love the soft luster of this version that couldn’t be more feminine. doux brown1Jenny opted for a version that she plans to give to her husband.  She chose a masculine brown combination of the Canopy Worsted and Silk Cloud; and made her scarf a bit shorter so that it would be a more comfortable length for him.  This leaves her with enough leftover yarn to treat herself to a cute little headband that we found on Ravelry.I hope that you can drop by to see, and more importantly snuggle with these scarves in person.  You won't believe how soft and luxurious they are.  We imagine that these scarves will make perfect holiday gifts, but you'll certainly want to start by making one for yourself.