Sunday, October 4, 2009

Two handspun scarves...

Here are two scarves I made from my handspun yarn (fairly) recently. As you will see, Bug kindly offered to model them for me...

Scarf 1.

A garter stitch scarf with knotted fringe made from my handspun Owl Clover yarn:

  • Fiber: Ancient Threads Farm, Merino Superwash Roving (naturally dyed with cochineal, osage orange, tumeric, and lac)
  • Yarn: 1 skeins = 578 yards (126 g), 14 wpi (fingering weight), single ply (~0.85 skeins used)
  • Needle: US 4 (3.5 mm) Bamboo Circular Needle
  • Size: 76.5" long x 7" wide, not including fringe (fringe adds 16 inches to length)


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Gratuitous cat modeling:

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Scarf 2.

A stockinette stitch scarf with simple fringe made from my handspun Live Shrimp yarn:

  • Fiber: Creatively Dyed Milk Protein, Seacell, Wool Roving
  • Yarn: 1 skeins = 365 yards (114 g), ~15 wpi (fingering weight), 2-ply (every bit of 1 skein used)
  • Needle: US 3 (3.5 mm) Addi Turbo Circular Needle
  • Size: 65.5" long x 7.5" wide (unrolled), not including fringe (fringe adds 8.5 inches to length)


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21 comments:

ccr in MA said...

It is so neat to see it go from fiber to yarn to scarf! And you have the world's most patient cat, surely, not to put claw on scarf while modeling. Very nice!

Beverly said...

Very pretty! Simple patterns, but your results are stunning!

Rima said...

Wooowie. Handspun and handknit! Great colors!

Thea said...

Beautiful -- and I love the funky fringe on the first one :-)

muchadored said...

Fringe is so much fun. Remind me to add it to all of my scarves from now on! Also, I've just begun trying to spin merino for the first time and I'm really struggling. Do you have any tips, spinning yogi?

Kirsten said...

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow!
Beautiful scarves!

SJ said...

I love it when handspun is used in a really simple pattern, because a simple pattern just shows off the yarn that much better. Your scarves are the perfect example of this!

elizabeth said...

So pretty! You're making me want another handspun scarf! I really like the fringe too, it's hard to have enough fringe in your life.

Ella said...

Love the colors! That second one brings out the color in Bug's eyes. :D

littlebirdbigcity said...

Aw your blog posts always make me laugh out loud! Love the scarves!

Meredith said...

The scarves show off the handspun so beautifully - lovely work!

Linda said...

Both lovely. Bug suits the second one best!

Beth said...

I swear to God, Bug has the patience of a saint. I don't know what Scully would do if I wrapped him up. I'd like to think he'd sit there, but I'm thinking he might rip my eyes out. haha

BEautiful work ... as always.

inoriz said...

Your handspun is gorgeous! You're an inspiration. :)

Trista said...

Don't you have the sweetest cat a knitter could have?! So cute too!
And the scraves are fantastic!

blueschist said...

I think Bug is stealing the spotlight in these pictures! The scarves look fabulous. We miss you at craft night!

Laiane said...

I confess that I love making up captions for Bug in your photos. All I could think of for the second set was "I vant to be alone" in a Marlene Dietrich sort of way...

laughingmuse said...

They are both gorgeous, and Bug as usual just adds to the effect of lush handknitting. :)

Are you a super-speedy knitter? I'd be weeks and weeks on US size 4s.

Traci said...

Your model is beautiful!

Eklectika! said...

Well done on both projects! And heh - I think the very last photo is my favorite. :-)

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