Thursday, 22 March 2012

A Case of Stripes And Stash

In two weeks I managed to knit over 600 stripes, use up some stash, get more stash and simply realize that the amount of stash yarn is a constant.

2012 knitting into one of the ends.
Anyway, I am so pleased with the outcome of this hybrid between a shawl and a scarf. It came out even better than I hoped for.

Exactly how I wanted it to be. It curl a bit due to the stockinette stitch, but that was intentional. I used Soak and blocked it, and that helped a lot.

I used two alternating colors and changed colors with a goal of getting most complementary colors together.

It did not always turn out well - not that many colors to choose from in my stash and in the shop. In a total I think this works - at least I am happy about it.

If you want to knit one of your own you can check my project page on Ravelry.

I have made sort of a pattern. This project would be nice in variegated yarn as well.

I am actually thinking of knitting a new one in alpaca.

I loved knitting this so much. And it is strange that I appear to miss it now when it is finished.

Do you know that feeling?

The idea for this project came from a machine knitted scarf I bought that had the same shape.

I simply started calculating how to knit one for myself.

And it worked. In the really old days knitters marked their work with their name and year of knitting. I added the year to my project. Nice to have when I am old and do not remember...

I found one of my polymer clay bracelets to go with the scarf. So, mission complete. For now...
My handmade polymer bracelet love my new scarf...
The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull, Pt2 (total amount 420 grams)
Needles: 2.5mm
Size: 3.09 x 60 cm
Pattern: Lifelines
Other materials: None
Technique: Stockinette stitch, spit splicing
Ravelry linkStash And Stripes

36 comments:

  1. Whau!!!
    Hvor er det fantastisk flot!
    Dejlige glade farver.

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  2. Man bliver simpelthen i godt humør af dine fine striber.

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  3. Hør, tror du ikke det bliver slidt op inden du bliver så gammel at du ikke kan huske hvornår du strikkede det:-) Det gode ved at savne et godt strikketøj er jo heldigvis at man kan starte på et nyt. Måske stashet forsvinder næste gang. Godt ser det i hvert i fald ud!
    Kh. Dorte

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    1. Tak Dorte - du har måske ret i det. Men der er jo også den mulighed at jeg ikke når det. Der er for mange tørklæder og sjaler...

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  4. Just stunning, Lone, and it is going to look perfect with your polymer clay bracelet! I love how your knitting is always so colorful--it makes me smile!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!! I simply can not stop using colors!!!

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  5. Stilig og herlig armbånd, og knallfint skjerf, sjal! Farver kan du virkelig!

    Natta!

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    1. Takk for det Desiree - det ble jeg glad for å høre. God natt!!!

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  6. Lone, I am getting so jealous seeing all your creations!! I would love to see your closet full of everything you have made! I bet it's amazing! And, I love, love, love your bracelet!! A+++++

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    1. Thank you Stacy!!! Oh dear, I could use a bigger closet.... LOL!!

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  7. Wow, it looks amazing! I totally want to make one of my own! :)

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    1. Thank you Madeleine - good luck with it. You are going to loooove it!!

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  8. Congratulations, it has become a beautiful scarf ! you really have a gift of picking colours and matching them together. the bracelet is just perfect to accompany the scarf, with its delicate stripes. Hard to believe you made it from polymere clay.... !

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    1. Thank you so much Rozemie - I am blushing... !

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  9. how great is this? love the scarf and the bracelet of course! you have such a wonderfully special color sense...

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  10. Wow- it turned out so nice!! I love that it's so long and cozy. I can totally relate to project-off-the-needles withdrawal too:) Visiting via flickr today and now I'm your newest follower!

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    1. Thank you Nancy and you are most welcome to my blog. It is nice to see you here!!!

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  11. OK, you're showing us all up! I know how to knit -- but stripes, and that many, and I'd be drinking a bottle of Scotch and then the stripes would be all over!

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    1. Thank you Lori!!! Go for coffee - maybe that will do?? LOL!!

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  12. Rett og slett helt fantastisk nydeligt!!! Og så masse arbeid, Lone!!!

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  13. Så utrolig stilig skjerf! Herlige striper!! Og armbåndet er fantastisk! Wow, du er like god med pinner og garn som med fimo. Ha en fortsatt fin helg!

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    1. Tusen takk - det er jo så gøy å kunne kombinere!!!

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  14. the stash is eternal, the stash is strong, the stash is beautiful and will let you make such pretty things to please it ;)
    Your stripey scarf/shawl is pretty indeed and such a good idea

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    1. Thank you Karen - you are so right. Stash is treasure to enjoy!!!

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  15. For en knallgod ide! Det er supernydelig! Og deilig med alle fargene.

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  16. Oohh, dette likte jeg!!! Så utrolig fint! Du er så flink med farger. Og fint at det er bredere på midten. Fikk veldig lyst til å lage noe lignende - har uendelige mengder alpakka på lager...
    Ser at du bruker Soak. Har du andre erfaringer med Soak en med Milo? Ble litt nsgjerrig på det.
    Ha en fin og fargerik dag!

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    1. Tusen takk!!! Alpakka må være topp - jeg holder på med et nytt i alpakka. I færre farger. Soak er bare best. Man trenger ikke skylle det ut og plagget blir rent, mykt og herlig. Et nystrikket plagg legger jeg i kaldt vann (vaskevannsfat) med en teskje Soak et minutt og deretter en tur i sentrifugen alt etter garntype. Så utrolig enkelt. Milo er jo håpløst å skylle ut, og ofte bruker man skyllemiddel for å myke plagget etterpå. Anbefaler Soak helt klart!!! Vet at Tjorven i Oslo selger det.

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  17. Og armbåndet er også helt fantastisk!!! Du holder ikke kurs vel? Det ser så morsomt - og vanskelig - ut...

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    1. Takk igjen - holder ikke kurs. Det krever en del utstyr å lage dette, bla pastamaskin... Ikke så vanskelig når man vet hvordan det gjøres - men sånn er det jo med alt!!!

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