Sunday, September 11, 2011

Day 255 and Navaho

Navaho is a term used in spinning. When a single ply is chained through itself not unlike crochet in order to ply with itself without the use of another ply. Search Navaho plying on youtube for many many demonstrations. I only borrowed the idea here by making a very long chain and using the chain to knit quite large stitches. The result is a very think "yarn" that remains incredibly lightweight thanks to the large amount of empty space. Yet it retains the look of something much more solid. While chaining took some time to make enough yardage for a scarf, the large knitting more than makes up for the time usage and the weight makes it so comfortable that I highly recommend this method for last minute gift ideas!

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