Tulip Poplar Scarf by Jamie Hoffman

Tulip Poplar Scarf

Knitting
October 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
700 - 750 yards (640 - 686 m)
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My favorite tree hands down is the magnificent tulip poplar. Native to the Southeast U.S., the poplar is an elephant of trees, growing over 100 feet tall and 8 feet wide. It produces gorgeous tulip-like yellow and orange flowers—certainly a unique characteristic in the tree world.

But to me, it is the leaf of the poplar that is most fascinating. Perhaps it’s the sound these leaves make as they flap in the wind (they can grow larger than a man’s hand), or the delicious yellow hue they take on each fall. Or maybe it’s my fond memories of feeding them to my goats and watching them chew them up like salad. Let’s go with the beautiful yellow color and size. That is what inspired me to create this pattern and surround myself with the hands of this mighty tree.

Pattern includes charts for side border cables and for the colorwork (leaf).