Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A Yarn Resolution

At the end of 2015 I started and finished a year long project! So for 2016 I have a new resolution. My resolution does not have anything to do with exercise, weight, or giving something up. My resolution is to try three new things with yarn. So here are my yarn resolutions:
  1. I am going to knit a scarf, yes I know this is a crochet blog and I tried knitting one other time but I thought it would be good to know the basics of knitting. Are there any rules about mixing knit and crochet? 
  2. I would like to use up all of my scrap yarn, so I will be making a scarf using different weights of yarn and types of yarn to see how it comes out! I and thinking of a striped Boho type scarf. I will keep you posted on my progress and release the pattern soon. I know it is against the rules to mix different weights and textures of yarn, but I am kinda of a rule breaker!
  3. The third thing I would like to do is dye my own yarn, I love all the hand dyed yarns out there, so I thought I would try it out! Has anyone out there tried to dye their own yarn?
I was able to complete my first resolution! So here are some photos of my finished scarf

This scarf was done with 2 skeins of Expression Fiber Arts, Yak Silk Sport yarn in Pearl Taupe and size 5 knitting needles. 

The scarf measures 44"  long by 8 1/2 " wide

This is my first attempt at writing a knitting pattern)

CO 45 sts
1. [K] every stitch to the end of row for 16 rows
2. [K 10, P 25, K 10] to the end of the row
3. [K] every stitch to the end of row
Repeat 2 and 3 until the scarf is the desired length
4. [K] every stitch to the end of row for 16 rows, save a few yards of yarn and BO, weave in ends.

CO = cast on
BO = Bind off
K = knit
P = Pearl

It took me a long time to knit this scarf, so I think I will stick to crochet for now and maybe try another knitting project in the future.

Now that I have finished this scarf, I am ready to use up my scrap yarn for my next scarf!

Have a great week!


  1. Sorry I am very late to post this, I dye yarn and all kinds of fiber for spinning. If you are going to try it I would recommend using kool-aid the first time. You can have fun without all of the equipment you need for acid dyes . Like face masks, pots, thermometer, etc. you can you tube videos on the specifics, I love how,the,reds turn out, they are the deepest colors.Good luck to you, I really like,your blog, thank you ! Have fun!

  2. Hi jodi,
    Thanks for the advice, I have been waiting for the weather to get a little better before I indulge in yarn dying.