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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

More Warmth!

Tonight my little sister Shelly came over and we worked on our no-knit scarves. I saw the idea on MarthaStewart.com via One Pretty Thing, got some yarn at Jo-Anne Etc., and made a small adjustment. I couldn't find any yarn as big and fluffy as they used, so I added two extra strands to thicken it up (6 bundles of 3 instead of 4 bundles). I also learned that I needed to double the length of the yarn because the extra knots made the scarf too short.

Here's my result! It was easy to do while watching tv, pretty quick and mindless. I think I'll make two!



:::UPDATE:::
Someone recently commented on the project at MarthaStewart.com and shared that the yarn used in her scarf is Twinkle Soft Chunky pure merino wool yarn.

You can purchase the yarn online from her store or if they don't have the color you're looking for you can also find a wider color selection online at the Yarn Market Looks like it will run you right around $19 for 83 yds.

If you're not picky about the color, Yarnzilla has a couple colors left in stock for a discounted price of around $14.

Be sure to let me know if you find of other affordable online options! I can see using a lot more of this yarn in the future!


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14 comments:

Sara said...

no knit - you're speaking my language! looks awesome. very chic.

Amy Kingman said...

Thanks! Yeah, the "no knit" is totally what caught my eye! Hopefully you can see the weight of the yarn in the top photo. You may be able to call around and see if there is a size even chunkier than that.

Steph said...

It turned out great!! Love that color! How long did it take you gals to create those beautiful scarves?

Amy Kingman said...

Thanks, Steph! Well, with the 6 strands instead of 4, the extra length, and the movie watching while I did it, I'd say it took around 3-3.5 hrs. Though, once I got the hang of it I picked up a bunch of speed. I don't expect the next one to take quite as long. But still, 3 hrs isn't too bad when you're just doing while you watch a show. The photo shows the scarf folded in half wrapped around my neck twice, just to give you a better idea of the width and length.

ShellyBean said...

3 wingspans to be exact. :D wingspan wingspan wingspan! yours looks so awesome compared to my stpuid tight knots.
*key in making the no-knit scarf- don't make the loops too big or too small...start with loose knots*

Sara said...

noticed you used a wool - do you find it itchy? just curious.

Amy Kingman said...

No, surprisingly. I'm VERY sensitive, esp in my neck area to wool and itchy things. I wore it for several hours yesterday and for some reason this wool didn't bother me. It's pretty soft!

mindy said...

That looks so great! I feel like you're becoming my Martha Stewart with all these great ideas :)

Amy Kingman said...

Thanks Mindy! Things have seemed to align lately as it concerns makin stuff. I finally started using a blog reader to keep track of my various inspiration blogs, and it's so stinkin cold I don't want to leave the house! Totally let me know if you try out any of the ideas yourself. I'd love to see!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if you could give me the exact measurements you used for your scarf...I am having SUCH difficulty with this it's ridiculous! Everyone is saying 2x and 3x, I just want it in Inches please...lol....I would really appreciate it, thanks :)

Amy Kingman said...

Basically what I did was I measured 3 'wingspans' per single yarn strand. (In my case that's 65" X 3 or 195") Then because this yarn was so thin, I bundled 3 of those single strands together to bulk it up a bit. If you get the twinkle soft and chunky yarn you dont need to worry about doing this. Depending on the number of bundled strands you use to make your scarf, you will get varying results for the length of the finished scarf. Does that make sense? Basically, the wider you choose to make the scarf, the shorter it will be. Hope this was helpful! Good luck!

Julie said...

Hi Amy--A couple of my students picked out this scarf to make their mums for Christmas. I only have $21 in my student activity account, and I'm going to look for the Bernat yarn at Hobby Lobby tomorrow--it sells for $4.99 online. Do you remember how many skeins it took to make one scarf? I need to tell the school bookkeeper how much I think I'll spend. Thanks!

Amy Kingman said...

Julie, I'm sorry, it was a couple years ago and I dont quite remember how many I went through. I feel like it was 2? Definitely no more than 3. It really depends on how long you want the scarf to be and how wide. For regular yarn (not the thick and chunky twinkle) you'll definitely want to bundle together three strands to make up each cable. Does that make sense? Does it say how many inches are in each skein? If you're bundling up 3 strands of normal yarn, you'll need 195" per cable that you use to knot. That will make it a 65" cable. I hope that's helpful! Let me know if it's unclear. :) good luck!

Amy Kingman said...

Julie, I just looked up the Bernat yarn... you're looking at the bulky right? Sorry, you can ignore the 3 strands thing. I dont think I used the full 2 skeins. Maybe like 1.75. Like i said, it was a couple years ago though, so I can't remember exactly. Good luck!