Sunday, January 16, 2011

Another scarf finished!

A husband may wonder how many scarves a wife needs. A wife's answer may be always one more than her current number, especially if she is a knitter.

This scarf is super easy. It is all garter stitches with a few buttonholes thrown in so that you can weave a silk, chiffon, or in this case polyester scarf through those holes. I couldn't figure out a way to wear the scarf and take pictures at the same time so all photos were taken on the floor. Given what I was wearing while taking the photos, this is a good thing.

I knitted the scarf to be just a bit shorter than most of the silky scarves that I will use. The first example shows the silky scarf running in and out of the holes like a running stitch. This looks better on a person than on the floor (imagine that!) and is good if you are going to leave the scarf hanging straight down.
Another way of lacing the silky scarf is through a hole and over one edge of the scarf. I'm sure there is a technical term for this but I don't know what it is.
Place this around your neck, scrunch the knitted scarf loosely or tightly and tie the silky scarf into a knot or bow. I like a looser look, but scrunching it up tightly is a cute look for some too, reminding me of a queen's ruff in olden times.

I wore to my knitting group today and got many compliments. Too bad I didn't think to take my camera with me there. Time to get back to sock knitting as I have a lonely orphan in my knitting bag at the moment.  I also have more decluttering to tackle this week along with the usual stuff. Not the glamorous life of the rich and famous, but family, hobbies and the antics of the little Cheerio-eater over there in my sidebar keep me happy.


LemonyRenee' said...

Love this! This would be a lovely way of using the beautiful antique ribbon I fall in love with, but have no use for. Beautiful! Is there a pattern for it that I can access?

Great work. Yours is lovely.

Chatty Crone said...

How different is that - I love it. Sandie

Changes in the wind said...

This is so the combination of the yarn and the scarf...