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.