Sunday, June 22, 2008

"Neck Candy" Class at Hill Country Weavers

On Thursday I took the "Neck Candy" scarf class at Hill Country Weavers. The class was taught by Suzanne's friend Shelli of Knitterly in California.

We learned to make little scarfs (scarflettes?) like the one Shelli is wearing in this picture. The class was called Neck Candy, but she said there may be another pattern called Neck Candy out there, so really there is no official name for the pattern.

Shelli talked about all the different yarns, fibers and gauges you can use. She recommends wearing ones made of cotton or bamboo soaking them in water, and wearing them to cool off on a hot day.

They make good stashbusters and quick gifts. It's also a good pattern for small amounts of luxury fibers. This one is made out of 100% Cashmere.

I cast on with the SWTC Oasis leftover from my Clapotis. I think it will be good for cooling off.

Shelli encouraged everyone to improvise and use different cable patterns and picot edges. I may make a couple more like this.

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