One of the projects I’ve been working on lately was a knitted scarf in purple and white. I used two handspun yarns. One of them was a mix of naturally dyed purple merino wool and pretty white silk. This yarn was a two-ply, woolen.
I loved how shiny the yarn was thanks to the added silk. I thought it looked like a yarn that you could make a magician’s cloak with 😀 But I didn’t have that much of it as I’ve soon discovered. I decided to ply it to give it more strength and durability, which obviously decreased the yardage.
I started knitting a wider scarf, but I soon realized that it’s just not gonna cut it. So I had to combine it with another yarn. I thought a handspun silk yarn would match it quite nicely.
I was knitting random strips, changing between the merino mix and pure silk. I used different versions of drop stitch for the pure silk parts.
Sewing the ends in was a nightmare. But when is it not, right? 😀 This was a bit worse because hiding the silk ends was quite the challenge. But the scarf survived handwashing just fine.
I think the scarf has an interesting structure, especially when you put it around your neck. It forms these “sausages”, which makes it look more like a big necklace than a scarf. Or maybe it’s just my imagination?! 😀