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« on: July 12, 2004 11:08:06 PM »

I absolutely adore scarves and recently learned how to knit, but now as it's summer I really can't wear them or I would end up melting into a puddle, and we all know that wouldn't be good. But I see more summer-y, lighter scarves in stores and such, and was wondering what kind of yarn, ribbon or whatever one would use to knit one of those. Or would you even knit it?

...........Sort of like this one I suppose. Not exactly, but you know what I mean??

Thanks for your help!

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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2004 12:42:34 AM »


You could use LOTS of kinds of yarns for summer scarves. Most yarns called "NOVELTY YARNS" can be made into summer scarves. Here is a that has BEAUTIFUL novelty yarns: http://www.theknittinggarden.com/nv-main.htm

Also check out http://www.elann.com for discounted novelty yarn.

I like to use big needles (like 15s or 17s in US sizes) so that the scarves are very airy and breezy.

Trust me... I live in ARIZONA!
Good Luck and enjoy!


« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2004 01:40:36 AM »

hi. I just saw an awesome scarf like a fizzy pink net made from knitting (every row) of 2 balls of that fizzy hairy novelty yarn on huge (really really huge) needles. It could stretch into a scarf or a shawl.
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2004 10:38:05 AM »

any novelty yarn would be great - "railroad track" yarns like La Scala <http://www.yarnfwd.com/lascala.html> and Eros <http://store.nobleknits.com/eryaplyaco.html> and ribbon yarns. Rowan's beautiful but expensive Cotton Braid looks similar to the one in the picture you posted .

 You can make a short, skinny scarf (about 5' x 3") with a single 50 gram ball of yarn and big needles (8mm - 10mm; US 11 -15 range). 

I made this one with on ball of GGH Puntolinea, which is like little pieces of t-shirt fabric strung along main yarn that is almost like nylon stocking. I knitted it sideways (end to end), on a circular needle.  Knitting scarves this way takes FAR less time than the regular way.

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