02 July 2007

Round 2: Handspun scarf Olympics

Ok, I'm not really going to win a gold medal at the handspun scarf olympics...but I do find myself with lots of beautiful handspun skeins and one-skein-of-yarn-don't-a-sweater make...so, I continue with the theme of the 1x1 ribbed scarf. In this case, the colored yarn is my handspun/hand dyed merino roving three (navajo) ply, and the grey is Lamb's Pride 85% wool/15% mohair single ply. The commercial yarn makes it a bit less soft than if I had had enough handspun merino to knit the whole thing...but the diameter of the commercial yarn was right and the finished product is really pretty. Over time it will probably "halo" a bit due to the 7.5% of mohair in the scarf. 

Here are the stats 
Yardage: 1 skein Lamb's Pride; 1 skein homespun (about 190 yards each skein)
Needles: US 6
Pattern: CO 29, Knit 1 row 
Row 1:K1,P1 to end, color A
Row 2: Slip 1st stitch purlwise, K1, P1  with color A,to next-to-last-stitch, slip last stitch purlwise
Using the 2nd yarn, repeat row 1 and 2, using color B
Repeat  Rows 1 and 2, with both yarns until done (but, you'll add 1 more row)
Knit 1 row.
Cast Off using Elizabeth Zimmermann's sewn cast off.

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Meanwhile, beyond the fiber universe – yesterday Carol and I took a hike at Wallace Falls in Washington. Very pretty pictures here.

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