Tag: fancy textured yarns
I have had many computer issues for some months – and I cannot find the mail in my folders – so if you were the one who asked me I am sorry it has taken a while.
I seem to remember that the question was should 4mm needles be used, me I would use a larger needle than the label suggests because there is quite a variety of yarns in the hank and you will see them better on a larger needle. I would also leave the knots as they are so they become part of the design of the scarf. This scarf will not need a fringe because of the interest created by the mix of textures in the hank.
Cast on 15 or so stitches and knit every row until there is only enough yarn to cast off, sew in the ends and you will have a unique skinny scarf which will be fun to wear.
OR you could modify the method I used for the throw by increasing to 15 or so stitches and you will have created a skinny scarf with pointed ends.
Because we are moving I don’t in which box my Moda Vera is to check the label for the suggested size. A little rave about the yarn
Flamboyant scarf – free pattern This is a free pattern from Pickles website based in Norway. The instructions are in English – it is a bit like what I have suggested here.
Good luck with it.
A while back I told you about my Moda Vera Tracey yarn joined by a unique knotting process and I did say I would post photos – and here they are.
I purchased the yarn thinking it was quite interesting looking, and it is – every change in the yarn is created by knotting two different lengths of different types of yarn together. It would be perfect to knit a funky scarf or shawl and I am sure that is what was intended. I guess I didn’t look close enough at the different yarns within, and I did not consider what it would be like when I started to knit with it.
Not for me.
I am creating a neck warmer to go with the blues, nearly striped, nearly intarsia, beret for my dear friend Jeanette. Not a scarf, but a neck warmer – you see Jeanette now owns and rides a bicycle.
I cannot allow myself to create a scarf for her, because in the time I have been living here in the Netherlands – now in our 20th month, I have viewed with some trepidation the scarves worn by all and sundry. There are many many beautiful scarves here, but they are a little risky as the common form of transport is 2 wheeled as in bicycle, scooter and motor bike. You all know the story of celebrities who have died because of the scarf they wore on that fateful day.
So now I create NOT ISADORA DUNCAN pieces – that is cowls, neck warmers, moebius scarves and so on. See my ETSY shop Category NOT ISADORA DUNCAN SCARF
In New Zealand I created many many scarves. I used a variety of textured yarns and there are so many non plied yarns out there such as bouclé, eyelash, faux fur, different kinds of ribbons or tapes (ladder and rail road style) and other mixed textured and art yarns. When I created a scarf I always knitted these special yarns along with a fine alpaca, mohair or wool yarn – not only to create a warmer scarf but also for the colour effect and the feel of it next to the skin. I also found that knitting a normal yarn with the fancy meant the scarf held its shape better as well. I did this also with my many knitted shawls. I do still have a few scarves I have knitted – but if you own a bicycle I might not let you buy the scarf.
One could create scarves or shawls with a fancy yarn knitted with a “normal” yarn and never repeat a combination for years and years. If one wanted to that is.
Now having lived here in the Netherlands, I will probably not knit many more scarves as I really like the cowls and neck pieces I am creating and maybe even in mountainous New Zealand there will be a drive towards 2 wheeled transport and that means many more “NOT ISADORA DUNCAN SCARVES”.
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