It's a color that symbolizes...what? When we knit sweaters and hats and blankets for expected little girls, this is the color that we most often reach for. For us it signifies femininity and dainty, girly things--cotton candy and Easter eggs and delicate spring flowers.
This month, however, pink is strong, pink is persevering, and pink is sometimes a matter of life and death. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and it's a topic we take personally here at Classic Elite. Your Web Letter this week is a tribute to our survivors, and the patterns we designed are salutes to their strength of will and soundness of body. This month we'll be bringing you a celebration of all that is girly with our Pink Scarf Project--four weeks of free scarf patterns in recognition of those who walk among us and those that have gone before.
To lead us off, we have Betsy in her beautiful Waterlily cowl sharing her story and her design. Happy knitting!
"I have a confession to make – when I set out to do a “pink scarf,” I was feeling a knitting crunch. I just wasn’t sure I had time for a whole scarf! And I do really like something small and close to my neck in the colder months. So I cheated a little bit and did a neck warmer/cowl. It’s knit in the round, in wonderful, squishy, merino Waterlily. A quick geometric stitch pattern, repeated just twice, and voila! A great add-on to slip over my winter wardrobe. And it’s a nice little pop of color too. Enjoy!"