Saturday, June 7, 2008

Successful Scarf Experiment

This little scarf was an experiment generated by my friend from Canada, Margaret. I wanted to see if I could make a lengthy scarf from a small amount of yarn. Yes! this is 3 to 4 inches wide, and 54 inches long, knit from 104 yards of my handspun. So here are the directions: I used US# 13 needles.
Cast on 40, knit 2 together (20), then knit 2 together again (10) for the cute little ruffle.
Continue knitting back and forth (garter stitch) until you have about 5 yards left. Increase in each stitch (20), and in each stitch again (40) and bind off.

This is the yarn that I used for the scarf. I spun this yarn back in March from an alpaca/merino blend. First a single, sort of thick and thin. I strung tiny pearls and gold beads onto a gold flecked Woolly Nylon thread and plied, randomly sliding the beads in as I went.

8 comments:

Zuleika said...

Very cool! It looks sooo soft!

Marg said...

Well, now we know, Maple! Wonderful experiment and what a beautiful scarf resulted from your lovely alpaca/merino beaded yarn. Big grins all around! :D

Well, my question is now answered, and I can hardly wait to get started on my own scarf that I will knit with your lovely, colourful, slubby yarn which I just purchased from your Etsy store. If I don't mangle it too badly... ;), I'll send a picture of it so you can see how it looks knitted up. :)

I appreciate all of your wonderful help with this, Maple.

Margaret

Kim said...

Great idea to use some fabulous yarn that has small yardage. Beautiful!

Peggy said...

I love it, now I have a pattern for the little bits. :)

Newgolfrevenue said...

I am also a retired teacher. I found your blog on google. Wow, you are really savvy when it comes to this blogging thing. I am just getting started with all of it. I am looking at your site and wondering if it is easier to deal with alpaca's or with children? Looks lovely.

Carol

Here is my site

http://wurzburggermany.blogspot.com/

Cary at Serenity Farms said...

BEAUTIFUL Maple! Are you bringing it for show-and-tell at the yarn shop tonight?!?

Hugs, Cary

Marie said...

The yarn looks so pretty as a scarf. And I really love the ruffle. Great touch!

LazyTcrochet said...

It's beautiful!
(I'm in Hufflepuff too : )

Map