Monday, January 02, 2006

Besotted scarf complete!


Here's the Besotted scarf that I finished yesterday. It took me about 2 and a half days to complete. I used 2 4-ounce skeins (190 yards/174 metres; 4 ounces/113 grams) of Candide, in an ecru colour. This was yarn I bought decades ago, before Reynolds bought the original company (Candide Yarns in Woodbury, CT). Fortunately, the yarn is still available and it's terrific (it's now 100 grams instead of 4 ounces, and about 20 yards shorter). It's a good "old fashioned" itchy, scratchy, durable, warm wool complete with bits of weeds...who would want anything more! The good news is that when it's washed, it softens quite a bit and it produces a great garment I washed it in Eucalan and then added a bit of unscented fabric softener. The finished size is 6.5" x 65" (17 cm x 170 cm).

7 comments:

Shalee said...

Oh my, your scarf blocked up beautifully! Just 2 days . . wow!

Shelly & Stephanie said...

You knit beautifully!, and you are so kind to donate them. You inspire me

Stephanie

Mari said...

Thanks!! This did work up quickly, even for me. I think this scarf is a step above the usual Irish Hiking Scarf...more detail, but it's just as easy. Now everyone at work wants one!

As for giving away my shawls, knitting "with a mission" is a wonderful thing. I knit in lots of love and lots of hope in each shawl (and throw). I've been "there" and I hope my work comforts someone.

Susan said...

Beautiful scarf. I've heard that that yarn will not felt - ever. Very long/hard wearing. But it looks very soft.

Mari said...

Susan, I doubt this wool will ever felt, or pill for that matter. I have sweaters that I made from Candide decades ago and they are still in great shape. It's such a sturdy wool. It can be rough, which is why I added a bit of fabric softener to the rinse water. I'll be making some mittens from the remaining skein because the yarn is so durable.

whatever said...

Oh, Mari..it's gorgeous!! I so love it..it's on my project list, too...it's STUNNING!! LOL, we have such similar and good taste :0)

Blane said...

Flashback for me. I work for Joan and Alan Magary back in the 70's after school. They owned Candide Yarns in Woodbury. My kid was to pack the orders for shipment. It was definitely good quality stuff, even as a teenager I could tell. Mrs Magary created many of the patterns. It's interesting to see that it still has a following. Thanks for keeping the memories alive.