* failed scarf

Posted on October 26th, 2003 by maitreya. Filed under Knitting.

Yes, I know, how can you screw up a scarf? Well, I managed it. From the Yarn Girls book I posted about earlier, I tried a short scarf that has a hole in it, so you pull one end through the hole and it fits snugly around your neck. I wanted to make if for someone’s birthday, and it only needed 1 ball of yarn and sounded fast. I bought some katia reno plus yarn (color 614, cream with flecks of light blue, green, and pink, and a thin strand of thread running with the yarn) that was on sale at Pins and Needles, a yarn store in downtown Princeton. There was only 1 ball left of it, and when I got home and started knitting it (stockinette stitch, with the recommended 7 mm needles), I realized there was no way it would last for the whole scarf. That’s when I thought to look at how many yards were in the ball. Whoops. So I decided to simply knit it half as wide as the pattern. This worked, but the edges rolled up and made it a funny short snake thing that is only a scarf in the loosest sense of the term. You can pull the end through the hole, but it’s a small hole and I’m unconvinced it would be big enough in the full width version. Then I decided to felt it and do something with the felt. The yarn’s 81% wool, 7% mohair, 7% acrylic, and 5% nylon. Apparently this is not enough natural fiber to make it felt, as 2 cycles in the washing machine have not done a damn thing. I don’t know what to do with it now.


One Response to “failed scarf”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Frog it and start a different scarf?


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