Smoke and Embers

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The inspiration for this scarf came during a long walk on the beaches of South Padre Island, Texas. Families had gathered for the day and were enjoying the warm Gulf waters and grilling their afternoon meal. The pale smoke from the grills wafted delicately through the humid air, while the hot coals glowed fiery red beneath.

Yarn Carnival’s High Wire 3-ply in Color “Pyroclastic” provided just the right pop of red amidst a gray ground, and the Shibui Silk Cloud was a perfect stand-in for smoke. I wrapped the tassels in a matching bright red for a little extra fun!

finished measurements
7" wide x 68" long, without tassels

Yarn Carnival High Wire 3-ply (100% Merino; 100g/490yds)
1/2 Skein in color Pyroclastic (yarn A)
Shibui Silk Cloud (60% Mohair, 40% Silk; 25g/330yds)
1 skein in color 2003 – Ash (yarn B)

12 sts = 4" in stockinette on smaller needles, using yarn A.

24" US 7 (4.5mm) circular needle
24" US 9 (5.5mm) circular needle
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Red scrap yarn for tying tassels, tapestry needle

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