Wednesday, December 25, 2013
I've worn this on fairly warm days in Florida, and it's not too bad. It's made with Lion brand chunky yarn. I have two of these; one is just one long length of chain and the other is chain that is joined at the top, underneath the wrapping seen here in this photo:
Both of these photos show the same scarf. With this one, I just chained about....I think it was 135 stitches, then joined the ends and chained another 135 stitches, and joined the end, and did that about five times. I think it was five. Anyway, I then wrapped lots of the excess yarn around the joins, to cover them. In this second photo, I'm wearing the scarf full-length. In the first photo, I have it doubled around my neck. That's how I usually wear it.
I have another color of chain stitch scarf, in this shade:
That's Lion brand Hometown USA chunky yarn, in the Jersey Gardens color. I love those soft shades in it. I haven't taken a picture of the Jersey Gardens scarf yet; I'll get to that later.
One thing I do have to say: if you're going to arm knit a scarf, there is one very important step you need to take before getting yarn all over both of your arms. Go to the bathroom!
Once that yarn is completely wrapped around your forearms, you're handcuffed in and there's no getting out of it very easily.
Fortunately, arm-knitting works up very quickly, especially when using double chunky yarn. So this shouldn't take more than half an hour or so.
I do have some marble variegated yarn, blending white and black and grey, and I may have to do another scarf like this with that yarn.
Although I have to admit: while these infinity scarves are cool, I think I prefer regular scarves to wear. I feel like the wearer can do more things with the scarf, wrapping it in different ways; styling with an infinity scarf seems more limited to me. Hmmmm.
Well anyway, there's my first arm-knit infinity scarf!
Thursday, December 19, 2013
This is a closeup of the new chain stitch scarf I just made. I unraveled a white & gold ruffle scarf and added that into the mix of yarns, and that just really made the whole thing.
I took a few pictures of different ways to wrap it too...
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
I'd considered sewing the ends together to make it an infinity scarf, but I think I like it as a regular scarf better.
I should make some pink & black fingerless gloves to match it. :)
Here's the completed scarf on me...it's actually a favorite scarf of mine now.
One of the gloves:
It doesn't often get cold enough in Florida to wear gloves, but sometimes in the evenings the temperature will drop to the 40s, and something like this is nice to have for a little extra warmth for the hands.
First, a closeup of the weave itself:
Now a pic of the entire scarf:
I didn't make it too long; I only wanted to do a short and lightweight test run of this weave and see how it turned out. I added the whimsical grey flowers to the end of the scarf later.