Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Yarn Along ~ Lessons of two light blue scarves


Finished Scarf ~ lace like, soft and dynamic in movement
for older niece.
Done on size 11 needles, needing 1 skein of yarn.
Ravelry here.

I learned that knitting in the same yarn
but with smaller needles makes a
tighter weave and requires more yarn.
 
I like the drape of the first one,
with size 11 needles,
but think that the smaller WIP scarf
will be more suited for the niece I am making it for ~
a much younger one who needs something a bit
more sturdy...
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Ravelry for the new scarf here.
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I have started a book on Elder Cleopa,
a well loved Romanian monastic ~
it is a very interesting and instructive read.
I also just discovered a
blog with some great recipes for
things without gluten and sugar...
I am always interested in various diets for health
and this blog is simple beautiful!
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What are you reading and creating?
Yarn along with us!



7 comments:

Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley said...

Isn't it nice to discover the variations that can be achieved with different yarns, different needles and different techniques? I'm sure the scarf will be loved. :)

PKJ said...

Isn't it interesting the big changes those "little" details can create?
I love your experiment.

justamouse said...

I love that color! And when my girls were younger, I made them the same small sized scarves and you are right, they are studier.

Sarah said...

Oh, it is so true! I am finding that I have become such a loose knitter that I need to go down a needle size to achieve the right gauge most of the time for this very reason! I used to ignore the gauge process but now that I have moved into more kid garments I pay much more attention to it!

I love kids in scarves. They are so cute.

Creative Design said...

Details are everything. Visiting from Yarn Along.

Sheila
http://sheilazachariae.blogspot.com/2013/06/parchment-shawl.html

Erin said...

what great things you are learning! Good job!

elizabeth said...

Thanks everyone! I am so happy to be learning every day! Things are in the details it seems! :)