Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day 44 and the Ballerina

I know the pic is crummy, but I'll take a fresh one tomorrow morning :P
This one is much better... still not great haha!
This is definitely another notch in the lipstick case of girly girly scarves that I've been in the habit of making lately. I blame upcoming Valentine's Day. I don't really celebrate it since I feel that if you love the one you're with, you honor them every day with the little things you do anyway and yet the little hearts and cupids in all the stores have clearly left an impression.

This is a very easy pattern, but what makes it special is the woven detail. It's tulle! And so now you see the namesake. If you haven't heard of it before, tulle is the mesh fabric that is most often used in bridal veils and in the tutus of ballerinas. It is sold at any good fabric store and if you want the best quality, go for the "bridal" tulle.

It doesn't fray, so you can cut it without hemming. In this case, I cut it into strips and wove it through the large eyelets created by the stitch pattern which is written out below. At each end I chose to tie pairs of the tulle into little bows, but a simple overhand knot would work just fine.

Stitch pattern:
Cast on 21 sts.
K 3 rows even.
Eyelet row: *K2 tog, yo* Repeat to last stitch. Knit the last stitch.
Repeat these 4 rows until you have the length you want. Be sure not to make your scarf longer than the length of your tulle.
End with k 3 rows even and bind off.

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