Simple Stripes

These scarves were based off a commissions idea I got off a request on Etsy. It was a lot of fun just doing something very simple. Not to mention a reminder of how fast scarves can go if you don’t choose a complex draft or a lot of color changes.

I deviated from my love of Dragon Tales rayon with these scarves. Not that I’ve given up that yarn, but it was time to play with something different. These are done with a slightly finer tencel yarn. They’re set to 30 ends per an inch, which is the highest I’ve done yet. It takes a lot of time, but gives the scarf such a tight weave and smooth finish. The fabric flows over my hands.

One is a pale jade green and dark forest green. The other is a silvery grey with cobalt blue. Both of them have reflective strips every half inch. I used a narrower width of reflective strips for these scarves since the yarn was also finer and the scarf is thinner and smoother and less “plush” than the dragon tales scarves. It seemed to work out pretty well!

Quiet Winter

Its been a quiet winter season thus far. For the months before Christmas I was really focusing on filling out my Etsy store and seeing how well that could do. It was fun, and actually pretty successful. But it means I didn’t spend much time sewing, or even writing or taking photos of scarves that haven’t already showed up here.

I did have fun doing a couple of school spirit scarves for UNC fans. They went fast and were super fun and easy. One in a houndstooth, and one in a simple stripe.