On my trip to California, I decided I needed a simple project. One I could throw in my purse and work on in the car or at the beach. Something that I didn’t have to worry about counting stitches, changing colors, grafting, or otherwise fiddling with.
So, Hitchhiker Scarf it is.
And, as luck would have it, a few days before we left on our trip, I received a surprise package in the mail from the lovely folks at KnitPicks (I love that this is part of my job now!). And what was to tumble out, but a lovely, squishy skein of their newest yarn, Preciosa in Bonsai, a glorious forest-green.
Preciosa is a worsted-weight, single-ply merino yarn that is crazy soft and squishy. It’s available in 16 semi-solid colorways. It reminds me of Malibrigo or Manos del Uruguay, but not quite as dense. It would be perfect for any close-to-the-skin accessories, and a cozy sweater in Preciosa would be absolutely amazing for deep winter in the Great White North.
My Hitchiker, which I knit on slightly larger needles (US 10s, although the yarn calls for US 7-9s), has fantastic drape and is delightfully soft. It feels totally luxurious. I just wish it were cold enough in Seattle to warrant wearing a scarf. (First world problems, right?)