Monday, March 18, 2013

Show and Tell: Art Yarns Mixing It Up!

This piece was knit with:
Feza- Chanel
Malabrigo- Rasta
Steven Be- Exclusive Handspun Feather Yarn
Prism- Plume
Fringe- Raw Silk

On size 13 knitting needles.

This is a simple slant scarf achieved by adding a stitch to the beginning of every right side row, and knitting two together at the end of every right side row. Wrong side rows are just knit across.

I knit between 6 and 10 rows of each yarn before changing to a new yarn.

Using different-weight yarns can feel uncomfortable to knitters, but I feel it opens the door to unique beauty and individual creativity.

The decision to change was based on yardage and how much the individual yarns stood out against the others. I wanted the stripes to look fairly similar, while allowing the thinner yarns a space to show without losing their shape.

- Jenn Weidner
J. Rae Fashion

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Thanks for sharing, Jenn!

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