On my needles today is a child's scarf in shocking pink. I found the pink wool in a charity shop for 50p and the cone of pale pink was given to me as a freebie. I love a bargain and this theme will become a common one in my blog.
The dark pink wool is a brushed double knitting wool. I use the terms "wool" and "yarn" very loosely. I know all yarn is not necessarily wool, but I love the word "wool" because it evokes images of softness and warmth. The label was missing when I bought it so the brand will be forever a mystery. The cone of pale pink wool is only 2 ply and in my opinion only fit for adding to projects like this. I personally can't imagine knitting with 2 ply yarn on its own; though some people do, so each to his own. My little brain tells me that 8 ply plus 2 ply = 10 ply and I am using size 5mm knitting needles. For this scarf, I am simply using garter stitch. This seems to be working out fine as the scarf is turning out to be beautifully soft.
I like the way the pale pink is toning down the darker pink and making it a bit less "in your face". The coned yarn is a bit firmer than the brushed yarn, so it is also giving a bit of body and strength to the scarf. That's important because this will be one of my many charity donations. It will possibly end up in a part of the world where life is hard and garments have to last.