Sunday, July 12, 2009

newest knitting project: rainbow scarf II

I began this project a little while ago, but it lacked color. A quick trip to King Soopers supplied me with enough Kool-Aid to create something that would be remarkable. Into the crockpot went silk and wool, and out came deep red, pink and purple rovings. I paired this with some other yarn I had spun and dyed, and viola! The pattern is a basic sock turning pattern, carried continuously over a flat piece of fabric. This is one of my preferred ways of doing scarves, as it allows me to create a unique piece with yarn that would otherwise be left unused, taking up space in my already too-large stash.
I will post the finished object on here as well.
This project helps me celebrate texture in a unique way; I really enjoy the visual effect the short rows have on the fabric, and ultimately you never know what you're going to come out with. This is a great way to get rid of scrap yarn, and it really lets the yarn talk.