There is a new scarf on display in the shop. It is an original design, something we have come to expect at Creative Yarns, but this one was created by Cristina, knitter extraordinaire, knitwear teacher and member of the shop’s knit group.
The creation of this scarf has been a journey for Cristina. She was inspired by a interesting, drapeable, felted lattice scarf that was gifted to another member of the knit group. Cristina wanted to create a scarf that was different from her inspiration piece, but that was felted, draped well and had open spaces. She tried several yarns, various felting methods and different stitch patterns. These trial runs had some interesting results, but none of the scarves met all her goals, But then she hit gold this fall.
The Step and Ladder Scarf meets all of her objectives: it is very different from the inspiration piece; it is lightly felted and drapes beautifully; and, it has a lattice like grid with open spaces. Best of all, everyone that sees it loves it and doesn’t want to take it off. The scarf can be styled in numerous ways as you can see in the photos. Cristina confided that she made several as Chistmas gifts but couldn’t bear to part with them.
The scarf is actually quite straightforward to make – the difficult part was developing the design and finding the right yarn and felting technique. Cristina has done all that for us. If you are interested in making one for yourself, or perhaps as a gift (if you can part with it), Cristina will be teaching a class on the techniques used on February 22, 1-4 pm. The pattern will be provided in the class. You can find all the details here.