I made this scarf a few years ago, not really sure now how many. Originally I had done a class at Ivy and Maude, and was so inspired I went on to make dozens of these. Well, maybe a few more than a dozen, anyhow! I gave nearly all of them away as gifts.
The stitch is a very clever stitch where you wrap the wool around your thumb as you are knitting and then cast the wool over to "lock" the loop in, creating permanent loops. A friend once told me she had seen the stitch in a very old knitting book, so it's been around... I thought for about a split second of trying to describe/draw how to do the stitch on this blog but abandoned that thought; its just too complex for my limited descriptive/illustrative skills...!
The beauty in these scarves is always in the wool you choose. All the ones I made were out of Colinette Fandango; just bought one ball of this divine all-cotton yarn and knitted up the whole ball in this fashion; bingo, instant beautiful scarf. The colour ranges available of this stuff are what "make" the scarf, imo.
This one has a mix of caramel, cream, fawn and grey and has long been a favourite (it's got so thin!!) I have also made ones for myself in red/pink and one in pastel blue/green/pink. The other ones I made for friends were all of other colours, I never doubled up on shades. Didn't have to! every time I went into the shop there seemed to be so many new fabulous shades to choose from, my enthusiasm would be re-ignited all over again!
Scarf; made by me, Colinette Fandango yarn
Cardigan; Country Road
Boots; Andrea and Joen, from Uggies in Dunsborough
(New!!) Sunglasses; Ray Ban
News; I decided to join up to Wardrobe Refashion again, for another 4 months. I may not do heaps of refashioning this time but I'll be sewing my own (as usual), and staying away from shopping for readymade clothes...
Also I signed up for this:
'I, Carolyn (Handmade by Carolyn), sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-September. I endeavour to wear handmade and refashioned items of clothing and/or accessories and jewellery every day for the duration of September 2010'.
Should be fun!