Friday, October 29, 2010

Katia

I finished up a weaving project a couple of weeks ago. It's a scarf I'm calling "Katia", after the yarn I used, "Katia Colibri". I knitted a shawl/scarf with this kind of yarn about a year ago but in another colorway. The results were beautiful! I saw on Ravelry that someone had woven with it and I knew instantly that I had to give it a try. The colors and texture changes in this yarn are fabulous and it's so much fun to see how it all comes together in the finished fabric. I wove it in a simple plain weave with 12 ends per inch and used three balls of yarn, 669 yards.


The thin parts of the yarn create some sheerness..


The thick sections of turqouise and lime green add softness, color and texture...


The finished scarf is 8" wide by 92" long, including 4" of fringe on each end...


It's plenty long enough to drape around the neck and shoulders nicely...


I'm really happy with how it turned out.


I love this yarn and have seen a couple of other colorways that I really like. I would love to play with this yarn more...but...rumor has it that it's been discontinued. That won't stop me from dreaming about it and watching for it whenever I visit yarn shops! :-)

6 comments:

Sandra said...

that's really nice! I love how the thick and thin yarn works as woven. It's making me want to get my loom out...

jomamma said...

That is gorgeous! I love turquoise and lime together. I'll look at our LYS for that yarn. Or you could email them from their site. They have an unbelievable amount of out discontinued yarns. The Woolie Ewe, just google them.

Sel and Poivre said...

What an utterly perfect scarf for a California girl!

Lenora said...

This is absolutely fabulous! Love the way it is open and airy in spots.

Anonymous said...

This is just so beautiful! can't wait to see and feel it! I can't do that with any of my Katia, but you do inspire me!
ME!

Benita said...

That is an absolutely sweet scarf - it looks perfect for a spring day or for dressing up in the early summer. I really like the texture and how the colors cross each other.