Well if you put together Socks That Rock Watermelon Tourmaline and Farmhouse you can get a pretty good looking chevron scarf.
I have had these two hanks of yarn sitting next to my knitting chair since I took pictures of it for Fiber Friday a couple weeks ago.
Last weekend I decided to take a break for the man socks and start the chevron scarf. So I picked up the two hanks and wound them up into two pretty yarn cakes. I was too anxious to see how the colors were going to pool together to wait any more.
I started the scarf using the Watermelon color and knit several repeats. Something seemed a little off so I frogged it and started with the Farmhouse. I'm not sure any more if there was a big difference, but I am happy with the way the scarf is coming together. I really like the way the two colorways are working together.
When I see the two colors separately, I'm still not sure that I would think about combining the two together in one project. I think it's the peach color in the Watermelon Tourmaline that throws me off.
The color combination was originally created by Blue Moon Fiber arts in a fair isle sock kit. A knitter saw the combination in a display and decided to use it for the Chevron Scarf from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts and a craze was born. Check out the Chevron Scarf Flickr Group to see all the great color combinations that others are coming up with for the scarf.
This scarf is going to take longer than I originally anticipated, but that seems to be the theme for all my knitting projects lately. I am really looking forward to the finished scarf and anticipate knitting at least one more. I would definitely try it in two colors of Koigu KPPPM that was originally called for in the pattern. I also have a lot of Socks That Rock lightweight stashed away to look through for another good combination.