Archive for January, 2017

First Knitted Scarf

From the time I picked up knitting again in mid-December 2016, I’ve made my first scarf, which was started and finished about three weeks ago. It turned out beautifully! I had initially intended it to be an infinity scarf, but settled on the scarf form (the pattern itself was actually for a cowl). Of course, I could always make another one as an infinity. The length of the scarf isn’t as long as I wanted it, because I ran out of yarn, and I was eager to wear it 🙂 It measures approximately 9.5″ wide by 52″ long.

Before starting this project, I knitted a good amount of dishcloths in an effort to practice knit stitches and purl stitches, as well as getting the dynamics of knitting at a comfortable and efficient level.

Materials and tools: Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton! in Ivory, using U.S. 8 (5 mm) size needles. 

Pattern: Knitted Champagne Cowl by Expression Fiber Arts. The pattern is simple to knit and memorize. I think it’s great for beginners!


Loom Knitted BouclĂ© Scarves

BouclĂ© is an interesting type of material that may be made into fabric or yarn. As far as yarn is concerned, I’ve only seen it primarily made out of acrylic fiber, sometimes mixed with another fiber, such as nylon. 

I’ve found that it’s difficult using bouclĂ© yarn whether in crocheting or knitting, because of its unique texture. However, it works well in loom knitting.

I had a particular boucle yarn in a green-yellow ombrĂ© color (I also have blue), which I bought many years ago, but I don’t remember which brand nor the exact name of the product. I made two scarves: one measures 49.5″ long by 5.5″ wide, and the other 63″ long by 5.5″ wide. I gave the longest one to an employee at work.

These two were worked in the round, so they have a tubular-like appearance; I’ll post a photo next time of what the opening looks like. Overall, they turned out nice. I think these are great and quick gifts to make for people 🙂