Friday, November 17, 2006

Ruffles scarf is done

I finished the scarf this afternoon. Everyone was going crazy for it. If I was to show you a ball of the yarn you wouldn't look twice at it but when knit and on a person it looks amazing.

When you lay the yarn open it looks like a knit piece of fabric with a right side and wrong side. This is important when knitting-you have the right side facing which makes the ruffles lie like they do.

Here is a picture of me knitting the scarf. It shows how you stab through the yarn and don't wrap the yarn around your needle.

I started another Loopa scarf on the smaller frame. This shows how you are wrapping the yarn around and catching with a thin yarn. Once you reach the top you stitch through the catching yarn and this holds the loops into place. I am using Trendsetter Checkmate. Checkmate alternates between a bright nylon checkerboard that changes into a flat matte’ Nylon ribbon. When the yarn is dyed, the flat ribbon bulks up and the open checkerboard opens out creating a subtle thick and thin against a bright and matte yarn

Korey has gotten creative with the website. In the news section he is now showing pictures with the information on new kits and yarn. He even has it linked so you can click on the news section and it will take you to the appropriate page. This will make it much easier for you to see what is new.

The new Opal sock yarn arrived this afternoon. The colours are wild. If you are looking to make some colourful socks, the new collection is for you.

8 comments:

Michelle B said...

That scarf is stunning!!!! I'll have to drive up and see it in person.

Happymomma2448 said...

Is the wool for the ruffle scarf available at the store or do you order it online??

Julie said...

The yarn is available in the store.

Janette said...

Hi Julie
Do you supply the pattern for the ruffle scarf via the internet? It's lovely.

JESS70KNITS said...

THAT SCARF IS STUNNING. HOW MANY SKEINS DID IT USE. I HAVE ALSO SEEN THAT YARN USED TO PUT RUFFLES AROUND THE EDGES. YOU KNIT A STRIP AND THEN ADD THE RUFFLES TO THE PICK UP STITCHES ALONG THE EDGE. I AM DYING TO TRY IT. I AM GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE A TRIP TO MY LYS. JESS

Julie said...

Jess-I used 4 balls

mombtwins said...

Where may I find the pattern and what is the brand of the yarn? Thanks!

Julie said...

This yarn is no longer available. It was called Solo from OnLine but there are many yarns like it on the market right now. Katia Triana and Estelle Frill Seeker are a few. Both have patterns available with the yarn.