Monday, 21 November 2011

More knitting projects: frilly knitted scarves

I saw the fun and very soft "Frill Seeker" and this "how to video" or this one for crochet. This yarn is essentially the same as Bernat "Twist & Twirl" and its video.  I made one for myself, and knitted it closed into a loop so that it would not slip off my neck (or the coat hook at work) and get lost. It is loose enough to be looped twice around my neck to keep it warm.

I have a couple others made for some cuties that I know. These will be gifts so watch and wait.
The trick to using this yarn is to work along the outside edge, placing the needle tip about 1/4" in from the edge, and about an inch apart; ignoring the rest of the "fishnet-like" yarn. When all is done, a bit of fluffing, shaking and ruffling makes it all look pretty.

There are lots of great colour combo's too.

The scarf can be knitted up in 2 evenings of TV watching, or one evening if you are not being very distracted.  It is a fast and fun knitting project, and pretty easy once you get used to working along the edge.

P.S.The shawl is being saved as my vacation project so watch this space  for more photos soon.

5 comments :

  1. oops, I think my original comment didn't post- let's try again lol! I love this fun scarf idea!!!! And the colours are perfect of course. Miss you and think we are overdue for a visit. xo. Hope you are well!

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  2. Hmm, after reading Andrea's comment, I think Blogger is messing up! You enter all your info into the comment, hit "post" and it takes you to the old comment format. Anyway...I said, I think I'm in love with this scarf! I'm adding it to my after-Christmas list.

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  3. Wow, this looks interesting! I think I am going to have to give this a try!

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  4. A scarf made with similar yarn was all the rage at Guild this week! I have GOT to get to the yarn shop!

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  5. I got one of these beautiful scarves for Christmas and I love it!
    Hope you had a Merry Christmas with your family!

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