Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Ready For Coat Weather
Casting on, then ripping off for a few different designs, I finally settled on Sally Melville's 'Shape It Scarf'.
Mine, being knit with far, finer yarn that the pattern recommends, had to have many more stitches to achieve the length I wanted. 300 to be exact. But it is perfect.
Initially, I planned to use two yarns. A green and a deep charcoal to match the coat. But it looked a bit plain. So I used my old trick of making my own yarn -taking several different but co-ordinating yarns, and simply tying them together in varying lengths, to create a 'new', designer-effect yarn.
I love it. It looks great and gives the entire 'ensemble' a more cohesive look than the contrasting scarf. Heaven knows I can use more cohesion!