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Saturday, 13 May 2017

My Scarf of Many Colours

I got some really lovely gifts at Christmas. Nothing nicer for me that an interesting ball of wool or two. My sisters-in-law both gave me wool, and I thought for a long while what I could make with them.

One gift was a brilliant ball of Riot Chunky by King Cole, Shade 623 Rainbow. I love the subtle colours, but what to make with just one ball of wool. I toyed with the idea of a hat, and also even started trying to knit a cowl. (I would love a really cosy cowl, but half way through I realised that it was more of a collar or necklace, and was going to look a bit silly, it was so small. I would end up looking a bit like Howard Wolowitz wearing a dickie. You will need to google this if you don't know what I am on about.)

So in the end a simple scarf seemed the best idea, and I decided to just mix it up a bit with sections of stocking stitch and moss stitch. But when it was done, it just wasn't quite long enough. So I had the idea to knit two end sections in mock cable stitch with this Sirdar Snuggly Doubleknit wool. Great stitch, which looks like cable, but is much easier and you don't need a cable needle. The colour, which I think was Wobble 403, matched really well, but it was not as thick as the Riot Chunky, so I knitted it double - two strands. Do you like the end result, which is a little unusual, but I think will be great for next winter?

But now I still have other sister-in-laws gift, which is completely different - a ball of real alpaca wool. Now what shall I do with that? Hmmmm ......




8 comments:

  1. Beautiful scarf! Sometimes my best sewing creations are the result of having to "fudge" something -- add a little strip of fabric to make something longer or camouflage a flaw in some way. Your scarf looks like you planned for it to turn out exactly as it did, which is much better than a Howard Wolowitz dickie! I'm guessing you'll get lots of compliments on your one-of-a-kind creation this winter.

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  2. I have used riot - so much yardage. I have not used this colourway though. It looks really good. Jo x

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  3. Beautiful scarf, lovely colours and so versatile :).

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  4. It's turned out beautifully, great idea to add the contrast ends. Now a plan for your ball of special wool... is there enough for fingerless gloves? Or maybe those ear warmer things people wear, like a hat with the top missing? Would it make a clutch bag or purse? Maybe lined or combined with a fabric or leather? I'm sure you'll think of something fabulous!

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  5. Oooo, I like that fake cable stitch... I still have to get around to learning how to do cables! Anyhoo, GREAT SCARF! - BTW, the cowl thing... If it's something that fits snug when going over head and not involving button attaching and/or whatnot, do what I do. Fold it over once or twice depending on its length and use it as a ear-warming headband! Works super on keeping ball-caps secured on your head as well!
    :-D

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  6. I love the multicolour. It looks youthful, but I still feel an adult could pull it off really well! Thanks for stopping by Poems and Poets!

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  7. I love the colors and I love how you changed patterns and textures to go with each color. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

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