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DYE ALL THE COLORS! Working in the Fiber Arts was not a path I saw in my life, but I have always been into the arts. I taught music in public schools for 10 years prior to the evolution of Yarn Baby. ...
DYE ALL THE COLORS! Working in the Fiber Arts was not a path I saw in my life, but I have always been into the arts. I taught music in public schools for 10 years prior to the evolution of Yarn Baby. When I became a mom, spending more time with my little people became a high priority and I went from teaching full-time to part-time to stop teaching all together.
Then entered the YARN! My babies only liked blankies made of yarn, so I started calling them my little “Yarn Babies” -- thus the name of my shop. Now my boys are little fiber experts preferring blankets made with bamboo and/or silk so they “feel cold.” They know their fibers! :-)
I started with crochet, then took a spinning class, started dyeing roving (for my own use) and then fell head over heels in love with dyeing yarn. So here I am…spinning, dyeing and selling yarn. RADICAL!
Online yarn shop owner of only natural fiber yarns; cotton, wool, hand-dyed and handspun. www.yarnbaby.biz
SHOP FOR YARN AT ---> http://www.yarnbaby.biz/
'My Wicked Scarf', named after Elphaba, the novel and broadway musical WICKED.
(This pattern calls for handspun AND mill spun/store bought yarn. IT CAN ALSO BE MADE with only handspun or only mill spun yarn)
I love texture; textured stitches, textured yarn, combining different textures, all of it. I also really love using handspun yarn, but lets face it - the good stuff isn't cheap. That is one reason I like to use handspun yarn WITH mill spun yarn, makes it last longer/go farther. There doesn't seem to be many patterns written for handspun yarn and that's a shame because it is so delightful. For the scarf in the photos I used mill spun yarn Caron's Simply Soft and handspun yarn. The pattern contains information on both types of yarn. New to handspun yarn? Not sure where to buy? I'm a spinner! Check out my Etsy shop: http://www.yarnbaby.biz/
This pattern would be perfect for a beginner - there aren't any tricky/new stitches. As always, if you have any questions I am happy to help.
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2 rows of dc = 1" tall
375 yards of Worsted weight