quest for infinity

I know I mentioned it at least once or twice, but I have been wanting to knit Lara Chau’s Dipped Infinity Scarf pattern. Sunshine Yarns was selling gorgeous kits at Stitches but they were all wool sock yarn. I searched at Stitches and then quite a lot online afterward without much success. Finally, I realized that the best solution was a silk or bamboo yarn from ArtFibers. Not only did some of their yarns come in at least 12 colors but they sell it by whatever yardage you like, so I could buy 130 yds of 8 colors without having to break the bank or end up with enough yarn for two or three of these. These past weekend I finally made my excusion to ArtFibers, with much success!

mmm, yarny goodness
a reference photo so I could remember the color order

If you’ve never been to ArtFibers, it’s a pretty incredible place. All their yarns are house brands and you are free to sit and swatch. So I did. For about an hour!

infinity swatch
swatched!

The swatching was useful because the colors I thought would work at first, didn’t. I will not be knitting them in exactly that order and there are two colors on that swatch I’m not using, but it’s more or less the colors.

art fibers rainbow
what I took home

As you can see, the cones I took home were a lot smaller than a full cone, in case anyone freaks out from that first photo. I cast on all 252 stitches last night and am almost around the first row (I had a busy day with no knitting time, really). I am looking forward to knitting this up! I think it will be lovely. I suspect that it’ll be 90 degrees when I’m done though.

10 thoughts on “quest for infinity

  1. JillB March 15, 2011 / 5:24 pm

    Woohoo! Great colors! You will have a beautiful scarf! I am half through mine, I love the pattern, easy and fun.

    • abigailvr March 15, 2011 / 5:58 pm

      Thanks, Jill! I think so too. I realized after swatching that this perfect auto-pilot knitting! The scalloped stitch is simple enough to memorize but the color changes keep me going… I hope. 252 is a big round. πŸ™‚

    • abigailvr March 15, 2011 / 10:24 pm

      You haven’t? You should go!

  2. Juls March 15, 2011 / 8:45 pm

    Yummy! I definitely have been eyeballing that scarf, such a beautiful transition of color. Love your color choices!

    • abigailvr March 15, 2011 / 10:25 pm

      It’s a gorgeous pattern, I think!

  3. linda March 16, 2011 / 1:38 pm

    LOVE the color combos! it’s going to be soooo pretty, and how was new artfibers compared to old artfibers?!

    • abigailvr March 16, 2011 / 3:52 pm

      I never went to the old ArtFibers, so I can’t comment on that, Linda!

  4. Wool Free and Lovin' Knit March 20, 2011 / 1:16 pm

    Wow, I want to go to Art Fibers too — or at least order online. Love their silk selection. Have you tried buying it “undyed”? I just came across your blog. Nice to find another wool free knitter!

    • abigailvr March 20, 2011 / 9:01 pm

      I have not tried the undyed. To me their colors are what makes them special. Although, I could see using their undyed silk for a special project, say a wedding shawl. πŸ™‚

      I checked out your blog when you linked to your interview with Wolle on Ravelry. I don’t remember if I got around to commenting. Oops!

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