somewhat fancy

This was my senior studio thesis project for my BFA in 1990. It is a hand-doubleknit scarf, fully reversible as you can see. Some of the yarn was handspun by me: The fuzzy carmel colored one is Collie (leftovers from a commissioned sweater/blazer that I spun/designed/knit~ I can't find pictures of that creation, don't ask)

The scarf is NOT a tube, but a flat piece of fabric. Similar to double weave, but identical front and back, where as doubleweave is the reverse front to back...like a negative. It is approx 7 feet long and mainly wool, silk, collie, angora, with a little linen, mohair, and rayon thrown in. It has held up pretty well for 16 years of use (although I keep it for "special" as you can imagine).

PS: The collie yarn is fabulous: Incredibly soft and furry, doesn't shed...you just want to "roll around nekkid on it". The sweater/blazer was done for a collie breeder who wanted something to wear while showing his dogs in the cooler months: It was a shaped cardigan like a blazer with a shawl collar: Made in sock weight collie plied with a fine tussah silk. It was gorgeous, and he had it lined. I don't know how warm it was: It was done to his measurements, and he was vastly smaller than me.

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Bill's picture

That's really beautiful... . . . . . . .
it would be a wonderful technique for making an ecclesiastical stole.
...is that an icord edge?

grandcarriage's picture

Not an icord edge: Just a rib edge k1,p1 over 4 stitches in angora-cashmere, slightly finer than the other yarns in the scarf.
Funny you should say that: I did do two ecclesiastical stoles, but we've discovered that they tend to warmness: Suitable only to the chillier months. :)