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.


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.


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.


Here is my site

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 : )