For a long time I have looked at this type of wool in the shops and been wondering what it would be like to knit with and what I could do with it, so in the end I just had to buy some and try. Using this type of wool in a scarf produces a very soft flexible texture which easily shapes to the body to sits next to the skin. The colours are extremely striking providing warmth and brightness to help chase away the coldness of a winter's morning.
The scarf is simple to make, being knitted entirely in garter stitch so is ideal for anyone who is not an experienced knitter as there are no complex stitches. The only things to watch for when using this wool is the position of the bobbles relative to the needle, and casting on but once you are used to that you will fly through this design. To make it easier to casting on with this yarn I found it easier to drop to a smaller needle and then change back to the correct size on the first row.
The scarf measures 25cm x 185cm (excluding the Pompom attachments on either end). Total preparation time is probably about 12 - 18 hours depending on experience.
This can also be purchased from the Nixneedles Shop
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