Not all yarn is created equal. There are times that the individual will need a specific yarn to complete the job and create the ideal knit item. One such time is when creating a cable knit scarf. If the yarn is too soft, the scarf can easily deform out of the shape that was created for it. If the yarn is too fuzzy, it can be impossible to tell if the scarf is cable knit. If the yarn is too stiff, it can be difficult to work with. If the yarn is too scratchy, it can dry out the skin of both the creator and the wearer. Using the right yarn is essential to creating the perfect cable knit scarf. When thinking about the right yarn […]
Here is a wonderful video outlining the steps you’ll need to create a fantastic cable knit scarf. Enjoy!
It used to be that most blankets and afghans were knit by hand. Now the hand knit afghan is a treasure that is very hard to find. These afghans have become gifts and decorations rather than functional pieces of fabric. It is important to know how to care for the knit afghan when you receive one so that you can treasure it for as long as possible and potentially even pass it on to the next generation. As this art becomes a thing of the past, treasuring those that have been made by hand becomes more and more important to both the individual and the society as a whole. The knit afghan is a difficult construction. It is often made of cotton yarn, although any yarn […]
Color is not a huge concern when making a cable knit scarf. The color can be anything that a person wants to use when making the scarf. The only things to consider are the uses of the scarf again. In particular, who the scarf is made for should be taken into consideration. If the scarf is being made for someone who is unlikely to wear any cosmetics, the scarf can be any color. If the individual who is going to be using the scarf is known for heavier make-up, the scarf may be discolored or stained through its use. If this is the case, it is suggested that a person uses a grey or other base color that is not known for showing stains. While most […]