Friday, May 30, 2008

What to do with the lumpy/bumpy art yarn?

This is a scarf that I just listed in my Etsy shop. A fast and easy knit, but you must realize that I hand dyed the alpaca/merino/mohair roving, spun a slubby 160 yard single, and plied it with Wooly Nylon. Can you tell there are little ruffles on each end? Here are the simple directions. Cast on 64 stitches (I use the knit cast on), Row 1, knit 2 together, Row 2 knit 2 together. Knit each row until you have about 4 yards of yarn left (I chose the garter stitch because I think it shows off the lumpies best). Increase in each stitch and the last row increase in each stitch again. Bind off loosely. Oh, I used US# 13 needles.
I'm just showing here some other yarns that I think would make similar scarves. With some of the lesser yardage, I would cast on 40 or maybe 48 stitches, and follow the same decrease and increase.

Cyber Friend, Socks, and About Me

My new cyber friend, Chris, mentioned me and a few of our alpacas in his blog if you want to take a look:
Chris and I are negotiating my fiber for a pair of hand knit socks. Notice I said "pair" Folks that know me also know that I absolutely can't do two things alike, be it socks, mittens, leg warmers, whatever. The socks that he has pictured on Ravelry look beautiful, and, Cary and Mary, he prefers toe up. Maybe I'll have to run to Vermont to try them on.
I stuck some roving in the mail this morning to go to him. Thanks for the mention, Chris.