Thursday, September 23, 2010

What yarn is that?


I know this will come as a disappointment to those of you who asked. It is not just one yarn that I used in this scarf or in the other items I made in this series ( http://fibermania.blogspot.com/2009/11/baktus-beret-yarn-made-me-do-it.html ). I started by dyeing up 400+ yards of sock yarn and then searched through my stash for colors to use along with it. I would say I gathered about 20 other yarns, mostly sock or baby fingering weight.  I used little bits of lots of them and then had lots leftover for the other items in the series.

It's very difficult to get bright colors in baby weight yarns, so mostly I grab them when I see them. For this scarf there were many many ends to weave in, so I would be glad not to have to do that again.
With this pattern, I alternated two rows of one yarn with two rows of a contrasting yarn, which is why you see the striping.

4 comments:

  1. Lovely, but oh so many ends!

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  2. You could dye up 3-4 skeins of sock yarn in rainbow colors, each skein different, and then alternate them. Hmmm, now maybe I need to do this.

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  3. Ruth, Excellent idea!!!! I will do this asap. Not today, but soon, really.

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