Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Pomp-A-Doodle Experiment



The post-Christmas "Hey, would you make me one of those" chorus has begun, and I've had THREE requests for Purple Pomp-a-Doodle scarves.  So I'm doing a knit experiment. 

Each one will be exactly the same pattern:  7 stitches knit on size 35 needles until you have about 2 feet of pomp-a-doodle yarn left.  Be sure to SLIP the first stitch on each row onto the needle instead of knitting it (the resulting edge looks cleaner, a trick I learned from knitting expert Sally Melville.)

But each scarf will have ONE change:  ONE yarn will be different and we'll see what difference that makes to the scarf.

Here's the first one:  a partial Skein of Lion Brand Homespun in "Gothic"; a partial skein of Red Heart Stitch Nation Alpaca Love in "Dusk", a skein of Red Heart Pomp-a-Doodle in Plush Plum, and a hand dyed skein of banana silk in lavender.

The first scarf is shown above. 

The second scarf will substitute a skein of ICE cream worsted weight felting wool for the Lavender banana silk. 

The third scarf will use a skein of NY Yarns Pom Pom yarn in black, again substituted for the banana silk.

Also note that I just finished this first scarf and some of the pom poms haven't "popped" out of the knitting yet.  The more it's handled, the fluffier the scarf gets as the poms find their way out.

Stay tuned to see what happens....

Happy knitting & get some sleep!

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