Monday, August 18, 2014

A Stitcher's Wardrobe: Scarf

While staying at Searsport Shores this summer I set up my knitting machine for demonstration. I cast on 120 stitches of stockinette in yarn that I knew would knit up easily.

It turns out having a knitting machine set up with good yarn and mindless knitting is about like having a jigsaw puzzle set up: I'm on my way to something else but ... just a few rows.  I knit four scarves in six days.

This yarn is a cashmere blend that I dyed last year.  The pin is another thrifted find from Thea. Did I tell you we went to see Madeleine Albright's pin collection? Check the tour dates, well worth a visit, and best done in good company.

The crochet trim was completed at home.  The felted balls are from Darn Good Yarn. I used a sharp darning needle to secure the balls as I went along.

I'll be back at Searsport Shores soon with a gaggle of friends for Fiber College.  Come join me for Mason Jar dyeing on Saturday, September 6th, 9 til 5 (arrive by 3:30), and Sunday, September 7th, 9 til 3 (arrive by 1:30).  I'll have plenty of wool for sale, plus premixed dyes and a streamlined set of instructions. And/or you can bring your own skeins of wool. The steampots will be chugging!


gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

I am swooning I love that scarf SO MUCH. It's got everything: great colors,and that crochet plus balls trim and the colors.
Can't wait to see you at Fiber College. No wait.. I'm DYEING to see you.

(I crack myself up).

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

This scarf is a work of ART!
Please show pictures to those of us too far away to attend your Mason Jar dyeing workshop!

Beverly said...

The crochet edge/felt balls make it so special! Love it!!

Kirsten said...

Those felt balls are killing me! Love this.