View Full Version : 400 yds of Schaefer Laurel

04-21-2007, 07:55 AM
Help! I bought this pretty pretty yarn (http://www.littleknits.com/proddetail.php?prod=laurelvwoodhull) last week and now I'm at a loss for something to knit with it. I intended to make a version (or two) of the Dream Swatch (http://www.knitandtonic.typepad.com/dreamswatchwrap.pdf) scarf/hairwrap with it, but some other yarn came along and is forcing me to use it for that particular project instead :) Yarn can be such a demanding hussy, can't she?


Anywhoooooo....please tell me someone out there has a fantastic idea that I'm too clueless to think of and that I won't talk myself into going to my lovely LYS and buying another hank of it, hee.

04-21-2007, 10:13 AM
I can't help, but I am :drool: with envy! That is gorgeous!!

Susan P.
04-21-2007, 10:17 AM
Can you crochet? If you can, I can see that being used to make quite an intriguing vintage style hair net. You know the ones that used to hang from the crown and down the back of the head sort of 'cupping' the hair. The hair net didn't go over the front of the head. I only saw one of them online recently and can't remember where I saw it. Do you have shoulder length hair or longer as I think if the colours suit you that would be lovely.

Susan P.
04-21-2007, 10:28 AM
I'll show you the sort of thing I mean. The first is a little hard to see but see what the girl has on her hair top right picture? Forget the ribbon round it. These are actually called 'snoods':


Here are some examples. Some of these I don't particular like but in a way that may be colour and pattern but the top one is very pretty. But something with a closer weave would be nice:


This might not be something you like or would use but I think adding design ideas to collections can just be fun too. :-)

Susan P.
04-21-2007, 10:31 AM
Here is an entirely different approach to snoods. See most don't have open weave although the 'golden one' down the page does:


It some ways you could make a beret kind of design too I guess.

04-21-2007, 07:20 PM
Thanks for the suggestions Susan!

Unfortunately, I can't crochet yet. I'm not quite sure where I would wear a snood though? Perhaps I don't have an interesting enough social life! :teehee:

Susan P.
04-21-2007, 07:25 PM
It was only a suggestion against the fact your first idea was for a hair accessory. I thought you may have been into that sort of thing :-)

That hair scarf you were going to make, would you wear something similar as a belt or 'tie' around hips?

04-21-2007, 11:20 PM
Oh don't get me wrong, I totally understand the suggestion! Thank you for thinking of it! I've just never actually seen anyone wear a snood, so I didn't know if it was a dressy thing or what :)

Sadly, my hips are not the size one would want to accentuate with a brightly knit belt, heh.

I'm thinking I might bite the bullet and go buy another hank and make a Clapotis. Or I could even make a smaller scarf size of the Clapotis with the 400 yds I've got, right?

Susan P.
04-22-2007, 04:53 AM
What is the actual difference between a scarf and a clapotis? My understanding is that a clapotis is usually quite long. However obviously you can adapt that and it depends on how long you want something to be. It's not a thick ply so how long you'd get from this ball could entirely depend on the stitch style you use. If you commence a pattern and say make 6 inches you could then weigh up (in your mind I mean) how much yarn you've used against roughly how long you'd like it to be and then consider grabbing the other ball. I would personally tend to grab the other one even tho this is 400 yards simply because of the smaller ply and the issue of tassles if you want them but again, if you used larger kneedles and a fairly open kind of pattern then it should go the distance quite happily. Look at some online designs you like and see what they say about yardage required for the same kind of yarn ply. :-)