Sunday, July 7, 2013

Ladder Yarn Scarf

Summer is flying by.  It's hard to believe the 4th of July is over already! The weather in Minnesota has turned hot and humid so our big landscaping project is going to get put on hold until it cools off a little.  But it gives me more time to knit and crochet!

Here's my latest creation--a long white scarf made with ladder yarn with long fringe added.  I think it will make a really nice summer fashion accessory.  It's light as a feather, so it won't make you hot.  See it on my Artfire and Etsy stores.

This is the first scarf I've made out of ladder yarn.  I've made a lot of necklaces out of ladder yarn and I've always wanted to try a scarf but just hadn't gotten to it yet.  I didn't have a pattern, so I just made one up.  I used size 13 knitting needles and just did garter stitch for every row until I was almost out of yarn (I had to remember to save some for the fringe!).  I did 25 stitches and it came out to approximately 4" wide and 63" long.  The fringe is approximately 8" long.  You can do however many stitches you want to get the width you're looking for.  I think a wider scarf would also be pretty, but you'd need 2 balls of yarn.  A bigger needle size might also give it a nice look.

Scarves are pretty easy to make with  ladder yarn, but you do have to be careful that you get your needle in the stitch correctly and don't accidentally stick it in the middle of the ladder (easy to do if you're not paying attention or are getting sleepy!).

I think I'm going to try some more scarves and then maybe a shawl.  Or maybe some more necklaces in some different styles.

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