I bought a bag of assorted swatches at ArtFibers in San Francisco, all in autumn colors.
These are very expensive yarns, like $15 to $20 a ball, so I wouldn't likely buy a lot of it. But in individual stripes you can really appreciate the beauty of each one. There is soft boucle, fuzzy furry stuff, cozy cashmere, metallic accents, all sorts of stuff.
I planned it so that the softest ones are at the neck. And the Chevron stripes point the same way when the scarf ends are hanging down. This is done using some short rows in the middle. And it's basic black wool (Lion Brand wool) for the stripes in between.
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