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Monday, June 18, 2012

Frilly Scarf

In a brief visit to Melbourne earlier this year, I found Morris and Sons, just down from my hotel - yarn heaven. I was restrained in what I bought, but one of my two purchases was a ball their own Morris Osten acryllic in the red/black/burgundy variation (although I would have described it as orange/black/brown!) to make a scarf for my daughter in Canberra. I've been wanting to try this since my friend Vivienne knitted me one for my birthday.

It took about 5 hours to knit and was a pretty good TV watching project.

I had watched a demonstration of the technique for this yarn in a Lincraft store but downloaded a free pattern to remind myself. The yarn label suggested 9mm needles. I had either 7.5 mm or 10mm to hand, so went with 7.5 mm which worked fine.

It took about 10 minutes to get the hang of it. Then it was very easy.

Started one evening about 5pm, had it in the mail the next day. Two working days later I received photo of happy daughter.

Feels good all around.


Monica said...

I am still not quite sure how this yarn works. Probably if I just tried it I would get it. Any way, your daughter looks quite pleased, so I think it was a big success all around!

Jillian said...

You knit through the loops in the top edge of the yarn, opening out the width of the yarn as you go. It is very simple and could be picked up from playing with the yarn. You knit back and forth on 7-8 stitches. I'm not sure what it would look like if you made it wider - probably be a bit hard to wear.