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Old 04-07-2008, 04:49 PM   #1
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Special Scarf for My Arizona sister: Silk? Pattern also?
I want to make my sister a special scarf. Not too difficult, probably a simple lace pattern. But since it's so darn hot there, of course there is all that airconditioning... I'm wondering if you have any yarn suggestions. Silk probably but maybe a mixture. I'm looking for names of yarn that you found were beautiful but no wool. She's quite elegant so I want an elegant scarf!
vat do you tink?

Oh, she wants it in white! I just found this: Debbi Bliss Stella
http://yarn.com/webs/0/0/0/0-1001-1294-1323/0/0/3727/

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Old 04-07-2008, 10:05 PM   #2
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I am in a similar situation trying to decide what to knit during the summer..... my hands start sweating and itching just thinking about wool

I found this pattern on knitty

http://www.knitty.com/issuespring04/PATTfrill.html

it could probably be done in a variety of non-wool fibers.

I do want to make some fingerless gloves and am considering a luxury fiber such as cashmere or alpaca, I would love qiviut but I am not that rich . Bags, purses, totes and shrugs are also on my short list as well as some more baby things. Plus I am toying with the idea of knitted and felted flowers to be used on other things come fall and winter.

Looking for more ideas on Hot summer knitting
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:44 AM   #3
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Thanks for the pattern at Knitty! It's pretty, but a little too much work! I want something quicker I think.

I'll bet you could make fingerless gloves in a cotton or cotton/blend, that'd be interesting. I never did it but I can see them working when it's not too cold. Oh, I recently bought some Bamboo yarn, one skein coz it's a bit expensive (I think $12) and I can't wait to work with it, it's incredible! Soooooo soft.

I just got my trial issue of Interweave Knits,for Summer and there are many many great summer things to knit. Take a look at it if you haven't! It was so good I just wrote out the check to subscribe!
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:26 AM   #4
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Here's a pattern for a lace scarf based off the feather and fan lace pattern. It's pretty and airy and would do well with a nice cotton yarn. It's about halfway down the page.

http://www.knittersreview.com/articl...e/020704_a.asp
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Old 04-08-2008, 12:09 PM   #5
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http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring08/PATTlaceribbon.html
This looks like a great summer scarf, I have already purchased a nice Schaefer silk to do it in.
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Old 04-08-2008, 12:38 PM   #6
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I live in AZ and what I see is popular around here is lite skinny scarfs.

A pretty silk or soy yarn could do the trick, or you could try something shiny like glitter spun from Lion Brand, i always got good results with it. Good luck!

http://cache.lionbrand.com//yarns/glitterspun.htm
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:26 PM   #7
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Isn't silk one of the best insulators? I thought it was supposed to be super warm.
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Thanks Liz & Ginny... I like both those scarves! I found one at Knitty that is hearts (I can't find it at the moment) that I think I might make coz we (my sister and I) have sort of reunited after a long absence and I like the idea of hearts.

About silk, they say it's really warm in the cold and actually cool in warm weather. I know the warm part, I'm not sure about the cool part but I'll try it. I might use cotton though or a cotton/silk.
Thanks also for the tip about skinny scarves in AZ! That's good to know!
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Ohhhh, a cotton/silk would be nice. I didn't mean to be rude or anything about silk's warmth, I was just curious!
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No problem Knitgal! I didn't see anything rude there... the only rude thing is how expensive silk yarn is!
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