Introduction: Potato Chip Scarf Marathon!
I saw a pattern on the Lion Brand website http://cache.lionbrand.com/ for a spiral ruffled potato chip scarf http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kmm-spiralScarf.html?noImages= . I had some greenish Lion Brand Chenille Quick and Thick handy http://cache.lionbrand.com//yarns/ch-thick.html (although it was not the yarn specifed) and knitted it up. What a mistake! It came out terrible. I should have used Homespun as recommended. So nothing ventured nothing gained I knitted another one using Homespun (but not with the mohair) http://cache.lionbrand.com//yarns/homespun.htm in Regency trimmed with Baroque. It was lovely, so being me I decided to knit another, and another, etc. I ended up with 12 beautiful scarves which were given away at Christmas to people who said they loved them (they wear them too, so I know they were telling the truth... ) You crocheteers out there, there is a crochet version for you to try as well. http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/patternFinder.fcgi?search=Search&searchText=chip+scarf&x=7&y=9 My scarves were fun to knit and didn't take long at all. It's really quite clever how the scarf curls upon on itself. I knitted another one using a random yarn trimmed with Homespun, but definitely Homespun works the best for curl and texture. Anyway, whichever yarn you choose, I think you will enjoy knitting (or crochetting) these.
February 14th, I have started another potato chip scarf today, and will photograph it and add it on to this slide show when I'm done! It's being knitted in Homespun Shaker and trimmed with Baroque!