Scarf Style/Wrap Style Knit-Along

The inspirations for this knit-along are the Scarf Style and Wrap Style books (from Interweave Press); should you wish to share your creations from the book, this is a wonderful place to do it. Also welcome are helpful tips, corrections, ideas for variations, and suggestions for materials. This knit-along will last indefinitely, so join any time!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Vintage Velvet

Here is my lavendar vintage velvet, in all its slightly over-felted glory. For another pic, and my cautionary tale, check out my blog

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  • At 9:16 AM, Blogger Sue said…

    The pics look lovely.
    But hhhmmm, your cautionary tale is making me nervous. I'm knitting the Vintage Velvet with Touch Me yarn right now. I have a front loading washing machine and during parts of the cycle the door won't unlock (not good if you need to check the felting process) Things felt quite slowly in a front loader so maybe a whole cycle won't do too much harm to my scarf.

     
  • At 11:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My wash cycle runs about 18 minutes, which was definitely too long! I'm guessing about 12 in my washer would have been enough. I'm finishing up another for my sister, so I'll time it (more carefully this time!) and post how long it took.

     
  • At 8:31 AM, Blogger annie said…

    It looks perfect! Love the color.

     
  • At 4:51 PM, Blogger SaraV said…

    I also have a front loader and felted my Vintage Velvet very successfully in mine. Heck, the pattern doesn't even mention checking, and since I'd never felted anything before at the time I did mine, I'd never read about the "pull it to check size" caution. I wouldn't have thought it was possible to overfelt!

    Anyway, my front loader did a lovely job on mine - it shed a bit of orange fluff into the mesh bag I put it in, but not over much.

     
  • At 10:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey, just bought the ScarfStyle book for the vintage velvet...a yarn shop that I ordered the Touch Me from said the pattern is ribs and cable. Looking at the pattern... there are only 10 stitches that are single ribbing the rest is in seed stitch, in the cable and out. Is there a mistake here w/ my print or that's the way it is?

    BTW, I washed my other in a cake cover in hotest water, and spun it dry in the washer (by it's self and carefully laid out so not to stretch), it turned out great. I didn't see any shedding of fibers, in wash or drying in the driyer. Please email me at cyn@cyn.us asap and let me know, thanks Cyn

     
  • At 12:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh, never mind....I've just ripped out so much, and been beat up by Fiesta's Chinchilla...I just didn't want to rip out the TouchMe. I looks wrong on the chart, but works out when you knit. geezzzzz, Cyn

     
  • At 1:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey, just bought the ScarfStyle book for the vintage velvet...a yarn shop that I ordered the Touch Me from said the pattern is ribs and cable. Looking at the pattern... there are only 10 stitches that are single ribbing the rest is in seed stitch, in the cable and out. Is there a mistake here w/ my print or that's the way it is?

    BTW, I washed my other in a cake cover in hotest water, and spun it dry in the washer (by it's self and carefully laid out so not to stretch), it turned out great. I didn't see any shedding of fibers, in wash or drying in the driyer. Please email me at cyn@cyn.us asap and let me know, thanks Cyn

     

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