heya! i'm going to be making my SIL a scarf for xmas. at her request, she wants a practical black scarf to wear for the winter. i think i'm going to make this one from "scarf style" by pam allen that i've been eyeing (i HIGHLY recommend the book). i want to make it out of black alpaca, but i wanted to put a little something "extra" in it.
any suggestions? i'm looking for something either glittery or "fluffy" but not too obnoxious. just a little something to make it more than a boring black scarf.
- 2 skeins of Bernat Eyelash (in dark purple, with which I am going to knit a funky scarf with a big jewelled belt buckle that will slide up and down the front of it - at her request).
- 1 skein of Yarn Bee "Elf Eyelasn" in green, that I am going to use for 'grass' on the bottom of a sweater I'm making for my daughter (that also has a textured bunny on it).
- 1 skien of Yarn Bee "Wild Child" in purple to make a hat to match this poncho that I made for my neice (quite happily modelling it).
- 1 skien of Patons Cha Cha in "Bunny Hop" that I got to make this scarf, but it turned out that one was enough. Here's a detail of the scarf. It's -really- soft and snuggly. I think I'll have to make one for my daughter from it, although she might end up just sleeping with it instead of wearing it...
- 4 skiens of fun fur because it was cheap and I need to knit some scarves for kids of friends for Christmas and omg I feel so cheap now. /cry
So far, the Wild Child and the Cha Cha have been my favourites to knit with because they're soft, and I can pause every few minutes and rub them on my cheek. :D I also used the Cha Cha to edge a pair of socks, but I didn't like that application of it. I haven't had the same 'matting' problem with the scarf after washing, but the sock edging matted something awful. The scarf has shed a little bit, but not nearly as badly as the fun fur did.
This was made with LESS than one skein of Eskimo, knitted on 13's together with some baby-weight cheap stuff from WalMart. It cost either 5 or 6 dollars, and you only need one skein to make a decent (and long!) scarf. The fur doesn't shed, and it's shiny and thick and kind of short (if you like fur on the shorter side.)