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Monday, February 14, 2011

Peacock SRR OOAK Original Design Hand Knitted Long Scarf w/ Fringe

Recently I saw a new yarn listed in Cool Climates shop on Etsy and fell in love with it. It is a component yarn, which consists of several commercial yarns tied together. Here is how Rachel describes the yarn in her listing:

Made from many commercial yarns tied together. The yarns contain all kinds of fibers including wool, mohair, cotton, synthetics, tencel and more. Some are handspun and hand dyed. Some top name brand yarns including Colinette "Fandango" and another Colinette hand dyed wool (can't remember the line). There is also some Noro "Kureyon." A dramatic colorway of deep emerald, spruce, green, teal, turquoise, violet, and some lighter blues and greens.

This yarn is very similar to Prism's "Wild Stuff" and "Cool Stuff" yarns. 

I grabbed a set of size 19 knitting needles (they're HUGE) and started knitting. I didn't use a pattern, I just went with my intuition and cast on a certain number of stitches and then just used a simple stockinette stitch until the scarf was the length I wanted. I then found some yarns in similar colors in my yarn stash and used those to make the fringe.

I debated on whether or not to bling this scarf up a bit more by attaching fringe all along the scarf but decided the yarn was so spectacular that it didn't need any special stitches or special bling to make it look incredible.

The scarf ended up being 6 feet 4 inches in length with 9 inches of fringe on each end for a total of 7 feet 10 inches in length.

Here is the finished Peacock scarf.

You can wear this scarf so many different ways. Put the scarf on "backwards" against the front of your neck and flip each end over the opposite shoulder and bring back around to the front.
Or, simply drape the scarf around your shoulders. You need to be really tall for this one because it will probably be halfway down your legs if you aren't!
Or, fold the scarf in half, drape it around your neck and pull the ends through the loop.
There are so many different ways to wear this scarf. Use your imagination and your fashion savvy to come up with all kinds of different ways of wearing this incredible piece of fiber art. 

Proud as a Peacock, that's how you'll feel when wearing this gorgeous fashion accessory!

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Pricilla said...

I love the colors. Like a waterfall in the forest.

Split Rock Ranch said...

Pricilla/Patty: Oh, that is a beautiful description of this scarf! Thank you!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I've always been a cool color person. All those blues are just stunning!!

Nick Williams said...

Its a simply beautiful scarf. The colors are so vibrant. Though the knitting pattern is not complicated, still the scarf is looking so elegant. Can you also try a Scarf Hood in the same way?

Split Rock Ranch said...

Lisa: I love these colors SO much! This is my favorite color combination. Thank you!

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Wowie ~ The Peacock scarf is amazing!! The colors are awesome!!

Janet at New Moon Glass said...

Absolutely beautiful scarf! I love the colors...the picture of the yarn at the beginning, with all the different yarns combined, made me think of a bunch of really colorful fish fighting against the current to get