My "So Called Scarf" at last!!

Here it is! This was an interesting project. I love the pattern. That in itself is fun to knit. But the yarn I chose, Paton's Soy Wool Stripes wasn't much of a pleasure to work with at all. It's loosely spun and split easily especially when trying to work it with a larger more blunt needle. But I guess in the end the yarn does feel nice and look nice and the finshed piece will still make a lovely gift.

I'm thinking now that I might just spend the extra cash and buy some Manos to make another one for me!!!

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Celowin's picture

I wouldn't have thought to try a self-striping yarn with this project, but it does look nice. The combination of the color stripes and the strong stitch pattern really give the scarf a style that doesn't have a huge presence, but manages to draw the me in more and more as I study it.

I'm a bit surprised you didn't like the yarn after all the praise for it that I've heard from other sources. I guess those folks were talking more about the final look rather than how it was to work with.

YugiDean's picture

Oh! I didn't even think of using the SWS yarn on this. I have more than enough skeins of that particular yarn left over. LOL How many skeins did you end up using? Just the two?

I think what I love about this pattern so much is that even the "wrong" side looks fun.

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Aaronknits's picture

I used about two and a half skeins for the scarf and have about one and a half skeins left. Have you tried felting with it yet? I'm wondering how it will felt with the soy fiber mixed in.

YugiDean's picture

Yeah. If you look back in my posts, I made one about a felted scarf I did not long ago. I don't remember if I mentioned which yarn I used, but it was this Patons SWS. I think it was the Natural Garden shade. It felted pretty solidly after a time, but I lost a lot of length that way. I like the end product, though.

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Darrel's picture

That is a lovely, lovely color combination! I'm still plodding through mine, but definitely want to make another one with a self-striping yarn. I personally like the look more than a variegated fiber. Very nice work, Aaron!

MasonM's picture

That looks great. Very nice yarn choice.


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V's picture

Looks nice! You used the same color theme as I am. It's taking about three skeins to finish mine. I guess cause I added some extra stitches to the pattern to make it wider.

frazom's picture

nice works, the colors looks awesome.

MMario's picture

It looks like the aggravation was worth the effort - the scarf looks amazing.

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