Simple, luxurious, mesmerizing, irresistible.
I confess that I jumped the gun on making this scarf, back in the dim days of winter when we were working with Nancy and Melanie Falick on this Field Guide.
I had the yarn Nancy specified for her design: Freia Fine Handpaints Shawl Balls.
And I also had a collection of Freia Minikins, the pint-sized baby version of a Shawl Ball.
It took about two seconds for me to start working on my Honeycomb Scarf using a mix of Minikins with a Shawl Ball. The results are up top.
I really, really loved making this thing. It answered my craving for comfort knitting, and it let me play in Tina Whitmore’s world of exquisite, slow-shifting color.
Only at MDK, Special Bundles
In the interest of sharing the joy, we’ve created the Honeycomb Scarf Bundle—exclusive bundles of Freia so that you can get your comfort on. These are available only in our Shop, and we are proud of the fact that Tina worked with us to make these bundles available to you.
This broken-rib brioche allows a lot of color play. You use the Shawl Ball for the entire length of the scarf, and swap out the Minikins as you go. The result is a slow-roll colorblock effect that is wildly diverting to knit.
The Honeycomb Scarf Bundles are named for the seasons of the year.
Spring is the colorway you see in the gallery above. We see tulips and crocus and daffodils in here, and new grass amid the chill.
Summer. Hot color and saturated brights are the palette here.
Fall. There’s a campfire in the forest, and the deepening twilight.
Winter. Frosty, icy, deep, and dark.
As a new knitter of brioche, I found this Honeycomb Scarf to be a perfect way to get my muscle memory going regarding the rhythm of two-color brioche. And, after making at least a half dozen Freia projects, it was a pure and simple pleasure to return to this yarn I love so much.
What season is speaking to you? I think I’m going for Summer next.
PS If you’d like to go with two Shawl Balls for your Honeycomb Scarf, we have great colors in the Shop where you can choose your combination. The result? Yours alone, unique—no two Honeycomb Scarves will be alike.