FO: Ripple scarf

Pattern: My own

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft

Hook: G(?)

Notes:  So… you remember that ripple afghan I started ages ago?  Well, I thought “When life gives you lemons…. make them into a scarf!”  I pulled it out of the knitting basket, declared it finished, and wove in the ends… voila, instant scarf (which I actually love!)  I’m wearing it today, as I go to church to play a funeral (this is part of my job.)

While I was finishing this, I looked at the extra skein of simply soft in beige and thought “Hmm, think I’ll make myself some fingerless gloves.”  And you know what I discovered?  It wasn’t all the rippling that was hurting my fingers… it was the yarn!  I’m trying not to be an acrylic hater here, but I have discovered that it makes my fingers ache in a way nothing else does, whether I’m knitting or crocheting.  This makes me curious whether part of my fears of crochet related hand pain couldn’t be related to the fact that I’ve crocheted with a lot of acrylic.  I think I will try to find out!  I couldn’t really say why it hurts… but I’m not using it anymore.  And should I get struck by the ripple urge again, I will use a nice soft wool blend instead.

I’m happy to have this out of my wip basket.  Now it only contains actual WIPS!

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11 thoughts on “FO: Ripple scarf

  1. What a great idea! I am in the midst of trying to salvage some knitting projects gone very wrong. Hopefully, some of mine will turn into lemonade too.

  2. Very pretty scarf, and I love your coat, too!

    I made something with acrylic recently, and the yarn had no “give”. I think that might be part of the problem. It also squeaked a little when I was knitting it–scary:)

  3. mick says:

    I agree with Ginnie; all of that non-natural fiber doesn’t really smoosh the way wool does.

    I love your coat! The blue is so vibrant.

  4. wow! I wonder if it’s because it doesn’t have any elasticity? I’ve noticed some of my knits make my hands hurt more, I’ll have to pay better attention to fiber. It looks great by the way! 🙂

  5. crimsonpurl says:

    Hahaha! @ a lemonade scarf!

    I luv it and think it is super cute!! Everyone will be doing it now!!

    You have started a new trend! It will be all the rave on Ravelry and blog pages everywhere…..mark.my.words!!

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