The year was 2010, I walked into Fibrespace [the old space] to meet my knitting bud, Kate, and saw the owner, Danielle Romanetti, was wearing a shawlette bandana style and she looked like she just flipped that shawl on effortlessly and moved through her day. She made a shawlette look cool and I just had to make one.
I said, “Kate, what shawl is Danielle wearing?”
“Herbivore Stephen West“, she replied.
How does she do that? How does she just know what the name of a random shawlette someone is wearing? Maybe someday I will know these things too.
I found the pattern online and purchased the yarn that day. Stephen’s pattern showed the scarf in a variegated green color, so I chose a variegated green and blue Malabrigo Sock yarn in the color Solis as well. No chance I was messing this up.
The pattern at the time was a bit challenging for me as there was a center spine with yarn overs on each side and I could swear I had the wrong stitch count, because the stitch marker kept moving over the yarn over, but I keep going and eventually finished it.
I still flip the ends around my neck like Danielle did that day. I can’t wait for it to cool off, so I can wear it on a chilly day.