Monday, February 09, 2009

Who needs a Head when you've got a nice Scarf?

Look! It's an outfit! For my headless beauty! And it wasn't even planned... She just looked a little cold the other day so I thought I'd warm her up with the scarf I had just cast off.

Too many customers had been inspiring me to give this scarf a go, and I see why it has become such a popular one to make! So much fun! So easy! I love it! (Alright, I'll cool it with the exclamations marks now).

And the sweater? It was one of Christine's creations. Made out of Alfa, from a Sandnesgarn book.
I hope to one day wear this sweater. I hope she's alright with that.

The scarf is of course the famous Brooklyn Tweed Scarf and although it's hard to tell, I did in fact use two different shades of Noro, one was just really rather subtle. That's right, I used the words "Noro" and "subtle" in the same sentence. I just wanted to see how this combination would work up, and there is really only one way to find out, isn't there? I think it looks a bit more like a barcode than the 'traditional' version, but that's ok. I like stripes of all sorts- even barcode stripes.


The Scarf
Pattern- Brooklyn Tweed's Noro Striped Scarf
Yarn- 4 balls of Noro Silk Garden (2 balls each of 2 shades)
Needles- 5.5mm

The Sweater
Pattern- Sandnesgarn Mix Dame book
Yarn- Alfa
Needles- Uhhhmm... that's a good question, I didn't make it. Alfa is usually knit on a 6mm but this pattern could be a wee different...

And VOILA! A knitted outfit.

I had better go and cast on some knitted hot-pants or something to complete the look.


Meghan Chapman said...

I like!

Heads only complicate the equation anyway.

Anonymous said...

Love the knitted outfit! The noro stripe scarf is a big hit! I was tempted to make it but I made the "multidirectional diagonal scarf" instead.
Again, What a beautiful outfit...I'm jealous!!