Friday, October 27, 2006

Fiber Friday - The Blues

I received three skeins of this Berroco Denim Silk as a gift. This is kind of a tape yarn made up of 20% silk and 80% rayon. Each skein is approximately 50gm/105 yards. I have one of each color and absolutely no idea on what I'll make with it. It is a very soft and drapey yarn.

I was thinking of casting on longways for a scarf and making it striped and using just a plain garter stitch pattern. There isn't really enough to make anything large and the yarn has been discontinued. So there won't be a good way to get any more.

Any ideas on what I should knit with it? Or should I just go with the scarf idea?


Trillian42 said...

Pretty! Turtlegirl picked up some of that for me to make the Simple Knitted Bodice, but I love your idea of the longways-knit scarf!

Anonymous said...

Nice yarn. I bet it's really, really soft. I think the scarf idea is a good one.

Michelle said...

I think I'd go a bit lacy with the scarf, but I like the lengthwise idea.. From dark to light.. so pretty.

Pooch said...

Gorgeous yarn! Wouldn't that feel fabulous against your neck? It certainly would make a wonderful length wise scarf.

If you want something other than a scarf, it would make a beautiful pillow or pillow front depending on the amount of yarn you have.

Happy knitting!


Zonda said...

I agree with the scarf idea, that is my new way I love making them. You can knit as many rows as you can and save a bit if you want fringe. Can't wait to see what it becomes :)

Angela said...

Scarf seems like a good use of all those lovely colors. Maybe a nice slip stitch pattern done long ways, cast on lengthwise, as you've suggested.


turtlegirl76 said...

I disagree on the scarf idea. After wearing the SKB I made out of it, I can say that it wouldn't make a good scarf. At least not one that's meant to keep you warm. It is nice against the skin though. I'd do a pillow. Or a purse.