Thursday, November 24, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Last fringe tied last night -- this scarf for my son is finished! Along with his dad & I, it's waiting for him to come home for an all too brief Thanksgiving vacation.
The scarf started with some yarn on sale at Wooly Bully Yarns in Leavenworth. What's a pseudo Bavarian vacation without a little yarn shopping? I bought the beige and variegated yarns at their closing sale -- though it looks like Wooly Bully might still be hanging around -- the web site shows classes scheduled for this fall. Good! I added the black and gold yarns when I decided to do the vertical stripes.
I used Stephen West's Creekbed scarf as a jumping off point. My scarf is made of thicker yarn, my chevrons are smaller, my stripes are different - and I decided to finish it with tassels. I'd read somewhere that this was a good idea for a vertical striped scarf -- but for the life of me, I couldn't find any suggestions for how to make the tassels when I was done. What I did was to leave about 6 inches of yarn at the beginning and end of each row -- when I was done, I snugged things up and tied each stripe (about 4 strands) together in an overhand knot. One or two of the stripes were very narrow, so I added an extra strand of yarn before I tied it.