Sunday, July 12, 2009

Thin Scarf, Thick Scarf

My mission is to finish some work in progress, so that was the excuse to complete two scarves this past week that are for me (even though I should be doing so many things for my Etsy store.)

Another justification was that they were both experiments for some scarves I'd like to make for the store.

First up is a thin scarf that was made by hand-manipulating stitches on a mid-gauge knitting machine. The goal was to create a machine-knit version of faggoting in a cotton scarf for summer.

Next up is a scarf that is the polar opposite:

This scarf was hand knit on size 19 needles out of some of my own handspun jumbo yarn. (It's the sort of scarf that you could create from the jumbo handspun yarn in my current giveaway--See the previous post.)

The fiber for this yarn was from Targhee Sheep. It is a spongy, lofty fiber that feels soft and comforting next to your neck. I can't wait to wear it!

Here is a comparison of the size of the cotton thread with the size of the jumbo yarn.

What a difference!

What do you prefer, thin fine fibers or thick ones? Or are you like me, and like both?


sleepingpoet said...

Ooohhhh I love that thin scarf! How beautiful! And the thick scarf is so nice too, but I prefer not to think of cold days yet!

cabin + cub said...

I love chunky scarves... so cozy! They are both super cute! ;)

ps. come and enter my giveaway, if you like. ;)

Grace said...

I generally like thick scarves, but I really like the thin one- it kind of reminds me of a chilly day on the beach.

Melissa Lisbon said...

Really beautiful thick scarf! I really like the colors.