Sunday, 27 January 2013

meet.make.scarf accents.

After coming across this post... I knew I had to add some coloured stripes to a plain scarf. I have always had a weak spot for stripes!

I started by knitting a thick white cowl out of Lion Brand's Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in the colour Fisherman. I didn't keep track of how many I cast on, I just made sure it was an odd number as I wanted the bulk of the pattern to be done in moss stitch.

After the cowl was complete, I raided my yarn stash for some stripe colours. I wanted something bright to really contrast the off-white.

Using the knit pattern as a guide to keep my stripes straight, I used an embroider chain stitch to add my stripes with a tapestry needle. Never done a chain stitch before? This tutorial from the purl bee is really clear.

 I am loving the stripes, and think I will wear this a ton. In fact, I wore it the first day after completion out for coffee with the ladies. 

One thing I didn't really anticipate about my colour choices... I have had 3 people ask me if it is a Hudson Bay scarf. I totally didn't have that in mind, but it is pretty close to their colour palette! 

While we were out snapping photos of the scarf I was able to capture this one of the lovely Hayley and Cindy, and it was too cute to not share. :) Aren't they adorable? 

What type of accents and embellishments have you added to knitwear?


  1. Very nice touch! I love it :)

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  2. This is such an amazing idea! Pinning!

  3. Love the colors on the scarf! Nicely done :)

  4. Oh, I just loved this when I saw it on Instagram. Thanks for the how-to. I've never tried embroidering with chain stitch before.

  5. So lovely!!! Love the colors on the scarf! Thanks so much for sharing! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  6. I want this scarf too. :) So cute! And you look so beautiful!
    I started to knit now too but it looks pretty chaotic at the moment. :)

  7. Cute idea! And even cuter pics =)

  8. Beautiful! So what exactly is the moss stitch? I've looked around and people have different definitions for it, since it seems like it is originally a knitting term. sc, ch, sk a stitch, sc, and then in the next row, you sc in the ch sp? Love the look of it!


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