Finished Project: Astrakan Scarf

June 5, 2006 by
Filed under: Knitting 

Project Specs:
Pattern: CO 20 sts, knit in garter stitch until it’s long enough.
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Astrakan, color 10
Needles: US 6
Size: 5″ x 70″, nice and long

I wanted to try out this yarn before jumping into a jacket that I was considering making with it. I also wanted to get better at English style knitting so Faire Isle would be easier. Ah, but silly me. I couldn’t tell at all how my English style knitting was coming along with this highly textured yarn. So I quickly gave up with that and switched back to my left hand.

I love the finished texture of the yarn. But every ball had a knot in the middle, and it may be too bulky for my taste as a jacket. So this is the end of the line for Astrakan and me.

But I do have a new long, soft scarf for the fall. That’s nice.


2 Comments on Finished Project: Astrakan Scarf

  1. Dipsy D. on Sat, 10th Jun 2006 11:22 pm
  2. This scarf’s absolutely gorgeous, great work! I can understand though that you find the yarn too heavy and too bulky for a jacket – but you’ll definitely find some yarn that’s more suitable for a jacket – looking forward to seeing it! Happy Knitting!

  3. Danielle on Wed, 29th Nov 2006 9:36 am
  4. That scarf is lovely! Have you thought about just using the Astrakan for edging purposes? I made a scarf a long time ago with Astrakan, Rowan Calmer, and Elsebeth Lavold Silky Tweed in chocolate brown. The other two yarns really lightened the overal weight, and the texture play was fun without being too much. Just a thought. That way you still get the texture of the Astrakan, just in a smaller dose, and it might actually have a bigger impact that way. Just a suggestion from someon who loves that yarn. :D

  • Archive & Search