I was delighted to be able to work with my friend, Kim, at The Woolen Rabbit for her 2012 yarn club. The theme for this year (and for the upcoming 2013 club, if you are interested) is the Roaring 20s. I love the Art Deco architecture of the period, so I chose the Chrysler Building in New York, which is one of the finest examples of this type of architecture.
Kim dyed me up a steel gray on her Airy fingering-weight yarn, which is a lovely, drapey SW singles. I decided to utilize the motifs from the cupola of the building, which are a series of triangular shaped sunburst arches, and to also take a motif from the 31st floor corner decorations, which are replicas of the radiator caps from the 1929 Chrysler cars. I worked up a long, slinky scarf, which I envisioned over a simple black dress (and which could also be worn around your shoulders as a narrow shawl, if desired), and I bumped the bling up with a few steel-blue beads for the sunburst lace pattern.
I was delighted how this pattern turned out. I think it'd be a really versatile accessory - whether you wrap it around your neck and tuck it into a coat for cooler weather, or wear with a sundress on an evening out in the summer.
While the Chrysler Scarf is available only to The Woolen Rabbit club members until October of 2013, if you'd like to know when it's available to the general public, please feel free to leave me a comment at the pattern page on Ravelry, and I'll add you to the notification list when it goes live!
All for now....