It’s a year since we were in New York so I’ve decided to finally make a start on a scarf using some of the yarn I bought on the trip. I’m calling this my Broome Street Scarf, a reminder of wandering down Broome Street looking for Purl Soho, which I somehow managed to walk right past and miss the first time.
I’ve got four skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in a tweedy green colour called “Tent”. It really is the colour of an old canvas tent, but with lovely flecks of brown, grey and yellow.
I bought three skeins at first but, walking back to the subway station, I had a sudden panic that it might not be enough, so I went right back and bought an extra one just to be sure. Buying extra yarn on your holiday is very practical in any case. When you pack to come home you can stuff it inside the new shoes you also bought.
I tried quite a few patterns but couldn’t find anything that showed off the subtle tweediness of the yarn until I happened upon the Night On The Town pattern by Luise O’Neill. I’ve added six rows of moss stitch at the beginning to stop it curling so much.