Monday, January 13, 2014

Multi-Strand Knitted Scarf

This is my latest way to diversify my knitting without the necessity of doing things like following a pattern or learning new stitches. The scarf pictured was knit with a total of 4 strands of yarn on size 17 needles: 3 strands of handspun (medium blue, dark blue and natural black Shetland wool) plus a strand of Sari silk yarn. I really like the look of Sari silk yarn, which is hard to work with by itself (perhaps the lack of elasticity). However if combined with wool in multi-strand knitting, it really looks pretty and is much easier to manage.