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bobi1218
09-24-2007, 03:19 PM
I'm going to knit a scarf for a friend for Christmas, and I'm having some issues finding a pattern. She lives in a pretty temperate climate, so I don't want to do something too heavy (so no 100% wool). She also loves variegated yarn, so I'd like to use that too (which is hard for me, because that's not my preference - I'd rather use a plain yarn and complicated stitch pattern, but hey, this isn't my scarf :) )

Any ideas on a pattern and/or yarn I should use? What would be a good yarn that isn't too warm - bamboo? silk? hemp?

TIA!

hob
09-24-2007, 04:15 PM
bamboo i think thats quite a good one for lighter knits, and if u did a lace scarf i think that would be even lighter.

http://www.straw.com/cpy/cpy9612.html

http://thegoldenfleece.com/free_patterns/leaf_lace_scarf.htm

there 2 ideas 4 ya.

MMario
09-24-2007, 04:31 PM
This works well in an open lace - (use a size or two larger needle then you would normally for lace )
It also holds uop well to variagation in the yarn colour.

multiples of 4 +3

EVERY row is k3,*YO, k2tog, k2; (repeat from * across)

Knitabit
09-24-2007, 04:42 PM
Here (http://www.straw.com/cpy/free_pattern_yarnssort.html) are free scarf patterns sorted by yarn type.

:-)

Abbily
09-25-2007, 09:44 AM
I just did a feather and fan scarf for my best friend, with a variegated yarn, and it turned out beautifully. She lives in Portland, so I used SWTC Karaoke (50% wool, 50% soy silk) which would probably be too warm for your friend. I'm doing a feather and fan stole in bamboo and it's coming out great, and very light and airy.

candicane
09-26-2007, 11:43 AM
Little Lacey scarf from Last Minute Gifts. Since she really isn't going to be using it to keep warm, it would be a stylish and light alternative. The pattern uses Rowan Kidsilk, but I think it would be pretty in other yarns too. I would avoid making a big, multi-wrapping sort of scarf.