Saturday, 2 July 2005

Knitting: Blind Beanie & Scarf

I'm calling this a blind beanie because I really didn't know how it end.
I made the scarf first (waffle stitch), not knowing how far the wool would go. Once I got half way through the beanie I could see the it wouldn't last to the end, so I did a band of waffle stitch to link it to the scarf and then finished it with an pink wool of equal ply.
I also used the pink wool in the fringe. I tried a different style of fringing, rather than the simple loop hold, which required sewing it through. I liked the cross over effect in the end.
For some strange reason, the ribbing on the beanie turned out to be loose, so I sewed the pink wool through the edge in a cross-over style (to link with the fringing) and pulled it tighter. That is a pompom you can see there, hanging off about 4cm of wool (that was to use up the last of the pink wool)...
Its a weird mix in the end because I think the beanie is better suited to a baby, who wouldn't normally wear a scarf. And after all that I wouldn't normally knit anything like this if I didn't have wool to do something with. It does , however, prove that limitations often push your creativity.

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