Thursday, October 11, 2012

Branching Out

Are you an advanced beginner who is ready to take on a challenge or a more experienced knitter looking for some easy gratification? Let me suggest the “Branching Out” scarf to you. The pattern, written by Susan Pierce Lawrence, is free online in the Spring '05 issue of Knitty. Both charted and written instructions are provided. The stitch count varies from row to row, which makes it easier to find your place when you lay your knitting down and pick it back up again.

I knit our shop model out of Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, which is the yarn called for in the pattern. This yarn is a blend of 45% wool, 35% silk, and 20% nylon. One skein will make a scarf. If you are looking for a little glitz, this scarf would be elegant knit with Debbie Bliss Party Angel, which is a soft, fuzzy mohair with a metallic thread running through it. And don't forget Cascade 220-we currently have it in stock in several colors.
Here is another fun scarf idea knit with Tokyo from Feza.  This scarf is knit with garter stitch, and the yarn does the work.  Fast, fun and easy.
Remember-we're open seven days a week, and Judy or I are always here to help you with projects purchased from The Yarn Shoppe. We have stocked loads of new inventory and we've been knitting up new shop models. Stop in and get ideas for your holiday knitting.

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