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.