I purchased a single skein of Knitwitches’ cashmere/silk blend (aptly named “Seriously Gorgeous”) at last year’s I Knit London event with the idea of attempting knitted lace. The yarn was adamant, however, that it wanted to be turned into the Alpine Frost Scarf from Interweave Crochet, and now that’s what it’s become, I can see that it knew its stuff.

This was my carry-everywhere project for a while, as it was so easy to do. A bit of blocking made it quite the most lovely thing I think I’ve ever made: a very simple pattern repeat, yet such a pretty result. It has also taught me that I should always crochet with yarn that’s this luxurious, as it has rewarded me with the beautiful sigh-inducing softness that I associate with knitted garments. I almost can’t wait for the autumn to be here so I can wear it without attracting so many bewildered stares …