S is for Seasons

I love the changing seasons. I wouldn’t want to live somewhere that did not have all four. I’ve thought about what it would look like to knit a scarf illustrating the seasons:

I’d begin in the summer. I’d begin with a thick, soft green in a deep shade, maybe with little tweedy flecks. The pattern would have texture—cables and bobbles—to show the fullness of the harvest. Here and there go locks of red to foreshadow the coming change of season.

Now the colors are red, orange and yellow in a thinner yarn as the trees give up their leaves. The texture is still there—seed stitch and mock cables make a lighter design.

Soon all that’s left are evergreens, spikes of faded green poking the cloud-gray sky. I’d pick a fluffy gray yarn for the clouds with a heathery dark brown for the trees. Since the holidays come during this season, I’d work in red berry beads and some crystal beads for sparkle.

Deep winter is white lace. I think I’d choose several different whites–angora, merino and silk. The patterns would be reminiscent of snow flakes and ice crusted tree branches. I might work in a touch of black.

Then comes spring. Palest green buds, a contrast stitch woven in here and there, then a hint of pink, a bit of darker red, a stripe of lilac and then more green. The greens would gradiate toward a darker green until I finish off with a thick dark green, that same one I started with.

I think this scarf would need some fringe, so I’d cut strips of every color to garnish the ends.

What would your scarf look like?

One thought on “S is for Seasons

  1. I noticed your scarf begins and ends with the happy colorful seasons…spring and summer. The combination of the way you wrote the description, and the timing of the season, well, I love this scarf! I love things that celebrate the “Four Seasons” so much so that my dream home has colors and themes for each season. Can I tell you about them? Spring is VA beach colors, white, blue and tan. They are in the bathroom with a beachy theme. Summer is for the kitchen. Strawberry colors, red, white and yellow with blue accents. I LOVE the color blue and have it in all 4 seasons, tying the paletes together. Fall’s colors are browns, greens, and gold. Pumpkin! It has an outdoorsy theme and would be Dave’s mancave, the living room. The bedroom is dark blue and white, with other colors representing winter. Wow…that’s quite a long comment! I just had to say….”LOVE IT”. That’s it in a nutshell! 😀

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