The Scarf. Probably the first item that many learning or returning knitters make. One that hardly ever demands a pattern. Much maligned by little boys. In the right shape much admired by fashion pundits as it makes, or breaks an outfit. It has a million disguises – á la Dr Who or Jane Austen. We all have several stashed in drawers.
Since my repeated calls for the warmer weather have merely resulted in icier blasts, I’m retreating behind woollens but with a twist. A colourful, textural, riot of colours round my neck. And why not when there are so many scarf yarns available?
Gone are the days of garish polyester lace “fashion” yarn. Here are many wool and mohair based scarf yarns available to wear with French flair.
From pompom edges:
And tendrils of softness:
Even with a touch of sparkle:
And of course my all time Favourite:
I call it Shaggy Dog. I know it is somewhat off-putting to most. But I LOVE shaggy dogs.
Each skein = 1 scarf
1 scarf = 40 minutes of work.
Perfect for those last minute presents to friends and family. And to yourself. Now is not the time to dismiss scarves. We’re not yet done with them this Winter and Spring. Make them light, and airy but in all cases FUN. Many times people have commented on the scarves I wear and many times their colour and texture brings a smile to my face. Don’t we all deserve that?
And so to a suggestion for a small project.
Take one bored child and your left-over yarn stash. Make as many different coloured large pompoms as it takes to create a long scarf. Join. Wear. Smile.
Or attach them to bedheads, houseplants for a splash of colour. Enjoy.