Thursday, March 01, 2007

Yarn Bee Italia

I made this wonderful scarf as a special gift for a friend of mine who was having a baby. You all know what it is like when you go to a baby shower and the mom gets all sorts of things for baby but not very much for her. Well, I thought the mom should have a little something special too so I made her this WONDERFULLY SILKY SOFT scarf out of Couture Yarn Bee Italia in Sienna (Ravelry)

LOVE this yarn. Because of the 50% nylon it is so silky soft. Really nice to work with however, I found it easier to use wooden needles vs metal since the yarn is a little slippery.

For the pattern, I decided that I really wanted a nice long "V" or the stitch definition visible so I chose a larger needle than the ball band called for and did a K1P1 Rib throughout. When I was finished I added the tassels to give it some more length and a little Ha-Cha-Cha!

She totally loved the scarf and wears it all the time. She even wore it home from the Shower! Jenni says that it goes with just about everything. That makes me feel really good that she gets real joy out of something that I made from my own two little hands.

I also made a version of this scarf in the Yarn Bee Italia Angelique colorway and it was stunning! I gave it away at the baby shower as a gift for winning one of the games! (Best Shower Gifts Ever...I made six knit scarves out of novelty yarns...they were a hit) Here is a picture of Laura, the girl who won the scarf.(totally wearing it out without knowing that I was going to run into her, you know what I mean those of you who only pull out the homemade scarf that so-in-so made you for Christmas how long ago when you are going to see that person!)

So, here is a pattern for those of you looking for something quick and nice to make out of your new Yarn Bee Italia Yarn:

Made in "Italia"

Yarn: 1 skein of Yarn Bee Italia in Sienna (or any colorway)

Needle: size US 13 (wood needles are good since they hold slippery yarn really well)

Hook: size US I or whatever will do the job for you! (used for adding tassels)


Cast On 21; work a K1P1 rib across, turn; P1K1 rib across, (you will notice that you are kniting your knits and purling your purls) turn. Repeat these two rows until the scarf measures 60+ inches, Bind off.


Cut the yarn in to strands *remember you will fold this in half so cut the yarn double the length you want the tassels to be* (as shown is approx.10 inches then folded in half).

Pick one end of the scarf and using a size I crochet hook attach one or two strands at a time to each stitch across the width of the scarf. So, if you are attaching one strand you will need 22 if you are attaching two strands to one stitch you will need 44. (as shown is one strand to each stitch)

Repeat for the other end of the scarf.

Voila~ you have a wonderful scarf!

Let me know if you make this!

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