After being asked to do this project, I had the opportunity to attend a class taught by Laura Bryant of Prizm Yarns. She and her associates have been true pioneers in the field of intentional pooling, and the techniques that she shared allowed me to create the self-plaiding (well... we say self-striping...) scarf design shown above. The Outlander Fans have identified four tartans for their group members - one for each of the three clans, and one for the heroine. Consequently, I came up with the four colorways shown here, so that each knitter could have a special project to represent his or her favored clan.
And because I always include theme-oriented stitch markers in our kits, the Scottish warrior knitters will be adorning their needles with this weapon-laden hardware. The sword, a popular emblem used on kilt pin designs, represents all the Outlander clan warriors, and the blue beads represent the Scottish flag, known as the Saltire. (I'll admit I did try to find Loch Ness Monster charms first, but it was a no go on those - ha!)
I'm looking forward to seeing all the plaid fun this Fall!