Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Inspiration of the Day

or Things I want and Photoshop.

i originally saw this scarf sitting wrapped around the neck of a girl in my public speaking class - she told me she got it from Charlotte Russe. upon further research i found it (the exact scarf) on the Torrid Site on Clearance - alas it was sold out when i next checked on it. however, i want to make something similar out of my first handspun, from blushing ewe.

it already is very similar in color to my Noro Fingerless Gloves

so hopefully i can combine all three into something beautiful and wearable.

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Pompus Scarf


i work at a clothing store, which unfortunately for my bank account is parked right next to an A.C. Moore. so on my 15-minute break the other night, when i went to go get some more embroidery floss for the Legend of Zelda doll I'm making, i spotted some of Red Heart's fairly new Pomp-A-Doodle yarn there was one lonely skein of this hideously Pink fluff, so i had to get it. I've also been looking with envy at te slew of Baktus Scarves on Ravelry, but knew i didn't have the patience to do all that garter stitch. this resulted.

i used the recommended gauge of 9 US 5.5 mm
10 sts x 12 rows =4” in Stockinette Stitch, but note that it is worked in garter. it's 2 stitches between every pompom and all stitches are worked between pompoms

make a slip knot as close to the first pompom as possible, and cable CO 1.
row 1: k all
row 2 and all even rows: k all
row 3: kf&b in first st, k all

repeat 2 and 3 until there are 24 stitches on the needle, k 2 rows.

row 4: k2tog and k to end of row. repeat 2 and 4 until there are 2 or 3 stitches left; by now you should be down to your last 2 pompoms.

bind off: knit all stitches together and pull pompoms through.