Sunday, April 1, 2007

Handknit, Handpainted Scarf in Progress

Spring cleaning yields lots of surprises. Among them, some UFO's in my studio. I started this variation on a scribble lace theme quite a while back, but it resurfaced the other day, and I think it will make a welcome little scarf for these luscious spring days. Both yarns used here are handpainted: the furry novelty yarn stands out like a caterpillar next to the smooth laceweight wool contrast yarn.

This was my first attempt at a Debbie New type scribble lace scarf before I understood the concept well enough. I have another one in the works, too, that utilizes circular needles and the "three rows of laceweight, one row of novelty yarn" recipe. I like this variation, too, and it can be done on straight needles. To make it long enough, I may have to dip into another colorway of this handpainted yarn, but that will simply give it added interest and oomph!

Handknit Scarf in Progress
Close-up of handknit scarf

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