If you follow this blog or my podcast, or follow my private account on Twitter, you know how much I love Robin Ulrich’s Frostlight pattern. I made a beautiful version out of Paton’s Classic Wool for my mother last Christmas, and this Christmas, I decided to make a version for my daughter, Sarah. She is a junior at Lehigh, a University known for it’s cold and snowy winters. Frostlight is a fashionable pattern that, when made in a durable yarn, is also warm and functional.
I chose Bernat’s Natural Alpaca for a few reasons: it’s primarily acrylic so will stand up to the tough treatment it’ll receive from a college student, contrary to some online reviews, it’s soft and warm, it comes in a dark denim blue called Indigo that my daughter loved when I sent her a pic as I was deciding which color to buy in Michael’s, and it was on sale. I’m currently making mittens for myself in grey and cream out of this yarn because, while love mittens, I tend to be very tough on the fabric. I think this yarn will hold up to almost daily wear in the cold weather we’re currently having here in Jersey!
If you haven’t tried Frostlight, this is the perfect time of year to do so! This is what the final scarf looked like (although it looks a little bluer in this picture than in real life):
Here’s Sarah modeling the scarf in our kitchen because we waited until it was dark outside to take a picture: