Saturday, April 7, 2012

One more flouncy scarf

I had no plans to buy more yarn the night that I purchased another skein of Filatura Di Crosa Moda but color #23 called Rainbow Sherbet demanded to come home with me. What can you say to bossy yarn?

The scarf was done in a little more than one evening, and that was an evening full of interruptions. My husband, bless his heart, doesn't photograph things as I would like them done, hence the scarf hanging on a door rather than on me. I could have used my iPhone but I was wearing a red shirt when I thought of it and too rushed to change.
The airiness of these lacy looking ruffles appeal to my desire for colorful accents. I mentioned this yarn and pattern before in this post. Here is a video from YouTube of what the yarn looks like and how the knitting is done.

This particular yarn is $17.50 per skein at my local yarn shop. The scarf takes one skein. If you don't have access to this brand or are hesitant to spend that much per scarf if you intend to make a dozen as Christmas presents, the good news is that less expensive brands work up just as nicely. While I believe that you often get what you pay for, I don't expect this scarf to become an heirloom. Trendy items should be fun and not cost an arm and a leg.

My favorite craft supply store is Mary Maxim's, located in Port Huron, MI and in Paris, Ontario. This link hows Red Heart Sashay yarn sold in their store at $4.99 per skein. Click on the images below the skein to see the yarn made up in this pattern.

It is now time to think of sherbet colors for another project...dyeing Easter eggs!   Photobucket


Rudee said...

I made one of these from Rowan's answer to this showoff yarn. I made mine in gray, but it's really pretty with a great halo (it's kidsilk).

Chatty Crone said...

I LOVE that scarf of yours. Have a blessed Easter. Sandie