Monday, April 18, 2011

Guess What?

I'm doing some knitting---------------- Now knitting is something that I don't do much of anymore but I saw this strange looking fibre in our local fabric /craft store and it had a funny looking scarfe displayed near it that took my fancy. Well the blurb said it only took one ball and could be knitted in a couple of hours so I thought why not.

When you stretch the fibe out it looks like this-----







You loop the R/H needle through the pieces that I have pinned out above making 5 stitches then you turn the 5 stitches around and taking the next 5 pointy pieces you knit them through the previous stitches like normal knitting-----

and you end up with this ruffle scarfe..

Confused---well it is easy to do just not easy to explain.








Here is another view of it hanging.





I now just have to find another 80 minutes to finish it.

22 comments:

jenny said...

Looks fabulous Doreen.... what a gorgeous effect with the ruffles... and such a pretty color...

Hugs
Jenny x

shirley said...

That is such a nice scarf Doreen, and isn't that fibre and what you do with it fascinating.

Janny said...

In the Netherlands it is a real hype now, Doreen.... Everyone wears a shawl from this yarn. There are many other yarns with more effects here.And it cost just a few hours to make it.....!!
smiles, Janny

Monica said...

Hi Doreen, I saw this scarf pattern on another site today and thought it looked fascinating - but I don't understand how it works. I suppose I could just try it but I have a couple of other knitting projects on the go at present.

Jenxo said...

oooh fascinating Doreen, looks very pretty too....i posted a 'prise' off to you on Saturday....:)

Lululiz said...

I have never seen anything like it, what a great texture!

carole brungar said...

This looks very interesting indeed!!!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hi Doreen
Interesting scarf! At a guild meeting last year one of the ladies was making knitting a spiral scarf but she seemed to be using normal wool!!!! We all oohed and aahed and I meant to get the pattern details from her, now I can't remember which lady it was!!!!
You've been busy - I'm drooling over the juicy bits you got from Dale, I'll be very interested to see how you do the Flimsie pre felt - love the Paris colours of course!!
The book looks great too - how about a few pics of inside pages?!
Thanks for popping in, great to know I wasn't totally abandoned!
Shane

maggi said...

What a great scarf. You can always find a use for any left overs as well.

Sandy said...

That would be too much fun to knit

Heather said...

What amazing yarn that is Doreen - your scarf looks gorgeous and I can't believe it took so little time to make.

Suztats said...

Now that's a unique scarf! I love it!

Robin Mac said...

I bought a ball of that yarn from Dale a few months ago, in gorgeous vivid pinks and reds. I gave the knitted scarf to Belle in Canberra and stupidly forgot to take a photo beforehand! It was a lot of fun, but better for someone young and skinny to wear than me!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

That looks so intriguing! I've seen pictures of the finished scarves, but didn't know what the wool/yarn/fibre looked like to begin with!!

Dot said...

Ooh..I like the look of that yarn Doreen! Your scarf looks great.
Dot xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, I've never seen any yarn like that before. It looks hard to work AND explain! Happy Tea today.

Kimmie said...

You are adventurous to tackle that! It does look like it would be fun to watch it unfold as you go!!

Amy said...

well, not only is it Beautiful,
it looks darn tricky.

Enjoy your tea, sistah.
Xx,
amy

Nancy said...

Oh, I love what you get from that yarn :) Happy T day

voodoo vixen said...

The yarn reminds me of sari ribbon and I love the effect you have achieved with the spiral!!

~*~Patty S said...

you make ME want to knit ;)
really fascinating and lovely!
oxo

Anneliese said...

Wow, wonderful - fascinating. I will have a look at my wool shop.