Monday, December 17, 2007

Puff magic




Before with marbles in place ready for felting



Lightly felted and so very light, 25 grams

My Naturally Mist yarn which is a 1ply lace weight 80% super fine kid mohair and 20% acrylic yarn made in New Zealand and is around $7 rather than $20 odd for Rowan Kidsilk. I knitted with 4mm needles and it turned out quite a bit smaller than the pattern stated, not sure if it was the yarn or me! Anyway I decided to use less puffs of a smaller size than a macadamia nut and not felt it as much as the original so the scarf might end up being a useful size. So this morning I placed 30 vase marbles in a regular pattern on the lower edges of my scarf and secured them with 30 clear snagless hair elastics and felted the scarf in the washing machine with a pair of jeans for agitation, it took about 15 minutes to felt. I think the Lady with the Lamp really likes this heavenly little neck warmer.

7 comments:

Taphophile said...

It's divine! Fabulous interpretation.

Katherine said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the yarn recommendation as well, I love Naturally yarns and my LYS carries them so I'll give this one a try :)

Barb said...
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Barb said...

I love that pale blue, and the orderly little rows where it's unfelted.

Hmm, lots of stray Mist hanging around my stash... I also recommend Madil Kid Seta -- very similar to Kidsilk Haze, but a bit easier on the purse.

Barb said...

PS that deleted post was me removing a partial post.

Kate said...

Lovely work and what yarn! It would never have occured to me to felt mohair - glad to see it turned out OK! It looks so elegant on the Lady, too!

Kate said...

Lovely work and what yarn! It would never have occured to me to felt mohair - glad to see it turned out OK! It looks so elegant on the Lady, too!