However, this new project required the purchase of some yarn, in specific colorways. A trip to my LYS yielded colors that were close to what I wanted. (Some colors were slightly off, but it's what the LYS had in stock and I really wanted to cast on right then and there!)
Cascade 220 Sportweight superwash
An initial test swatch told me that the yarn weight was wrong -- the fabric was just too thick for my liking, and the bright yellow was going to bother me. Plus, I had missed one colorway So, I went back to my LYS and scoured their yarn selection. I wanted a thinner fabric, hence, I needed a thinner weight yarn. Consequently, I ended up the Cascade 220 sock weight yarn (Heritage solids).
(Note: I had PLENTY of left overs from each skein.)
While most of the colors were exact, the brown is slightly too dark and the tan is a little too light, but as a design choice, I decided to go with it. Here are the colorways I selected from Cascade 220 Sockweight:
- 5662 Maroon (maybe too red, but it works)
- 5663 Wine
- 5631 Charcoal (there might have been a better darker grey for this)
- 5639 Brown (slightly too dark)
- 5643 Sunflower
- 5681 Limestone (slightly too light of a beige)
- 5640 Cinnamon
As a scarf reference I used the "definitive" Doctor Who Scarf website that lists out the color combinations and number of row repeats for each color. Specifically, I used the original scarf pattern, which is called the Acheron Hero Scarf.
I chose spots in the pattern that I felt were representative of the scarf and that looked good and started knitting there. For these, I selected the ends of the scarf and knitted towards the middle.
In order to make it scale correctly for the gloves, I divided the number of rows by 2. For example, if the pattern said, 22 rows of Red, then I would only knit 11 rows instead. (I was also contemplating dividing by 4 so I could incorporate more colors into the gloves, but in the end, I chose to divide by 2.)
NOTE: Make sure to use the Jogless Jog method when switching colors.
They aren't too shabby.
I love these. I might make another pair using a different scarf or maybe even Romana's scarf. I still have a ton left from each skein.
I'll be posting the actual pattern for the gloves very soon, so you can make your own.