Deriva Seaman Scarf..for everyone..

deriva view 2“In like a lion, out like a lamb”…so the saying goes for March. Since we are welcoming March with the longest snow storm I can remember here, I really hope this idiom is true! In any case…my newest pattern, Deriva Seaman Scarf, is just the thing to bundle up with.

The special features of Deriva Seaman Scarf are the long tails and tailored rib neck section. Easy cables are separated by garter stitch columns on the tails, which can knit to the desired length. I choose to knit the tails long so my scarf can be worn a multitude of ways. Both the cable & tailored rib patterns are rhythmic and will stick in your mind like a song. This is a good project for using up some stash, or that skein or two of luxury yarn we need just the right project for. deriva view 3

And Deriva Seaman Scarf is a great project for traveling! Many of you know that I attend vintage observed motorcycle events with my husband…and Deriva Seaman Scarf is the result of a trip to Roswell, NM for an event. My goal was to create a project easy enough to knit in the car while still being interesting. After testing several cable patterns, the pattern I came up reminds me of the landscape where the trial was held ~ Haystack Mountain ORV Area. When I looked at the finished scarf and saw that the cables appeared to “drift” one way then the next, I knew the scarf name had to reflect that. So I settled on “Deriva” which is the Catalan word for drifts, and observed motorcycle trials are very popular in Spain. It was meant to be!

Deriva Seaman Scarf is available for just $5.00, and as with all my patterns ~ purchases earn Rosebud Loyalty Points you can use for discounts to purchase other Desert Rose Designs patterns.

Enjoy! Happy Knitting ~ Jean