Monday, 1 April 2013

New 'knitted' scarf!

I have just 'knitted' this fab scarf - got inspiration from Lynne over at 'Handmade by Nana' (on Facebook), who showcased a couple of gorgeous creations she has made a couple of days ago.  Once I saw them I just knew I had to have a go at making one:


It is knitted, not from wool, but from a fabric that is specifically for knitting called Katia Tutu.  The fabric comes in loads of different shades and patterns and I chose the white/black combo to go with a black coat I have as I thought it needed something light to brighten it.

 
A close up of the scarf, so you can see the ruffles!  It is lovely and light to wear so suitable for Spring/Summer when you might just need that little extra something to finish off an outfit or like me to add to something to give it a lift.
 
I haven't done any knitting for ages and I really enjoyed working with this fabric.  A little different from paper crafting I know - but you never know these photo's might just find themselves on a scrapbook page!
 
Apart from paper crafting, what other 'crafts' do you enjoy?  Leave a comment to let me know and I will enter your name into the blog candy draw (see rules that apply).  Thanks for stopping by today.

11 comments:

  1. Hi Ann, Your scarf is beautiful. I mainly Papercraft these days, though that does include mix media work. I have dabbled in tapestry, cross stitch, crochet & silver smithing in the past. I have always fancied attending evening classes at my local college to learn pottery. But, so far have not found the time.

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  2. Hi Disco Queen - silver smithing sounds interesting - where did you do that? I have also fancied doing pottery but like you never seem to find the time! Thanks for stopping by. Ann x

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  3. Hi Ann, lovely scarf. I am not a knitter although I have been shown a few times. I try a bit of everything and am always trying new techniques. My best and favourite is Stained Glass but haven't had much time for that the last few years.

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  4. Hi ionabunny - it is interesting to find out what other crafts and hobbies other paper crafters do as it is usually something creative. Stained glass sounds interesting - I have never tried that either. I must really try and give other crafts a go - when I get time! Thanks for stopping by. Ann x

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  5. Looks great, but I'm no knitter! Deeply engaged in renovating dollshouses at the moment, to help my mother prepare her large collection to open as a small museum in the town she lives in for part of the year in the Czech Republic...
    Alison x

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  6. Hi Alison - ooh that sounds fascinating! I bought my youngest daughter a dolls house years ago but I think I was more interested in it than she was. Thanks for stopping by. Ann x

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  7. Your scarf is lovely Ann,I like doing a bit of sewing,knitting papercrafting I would like to learn how to crochet x

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  8. Hi Ann, I did the Silver Smithing at my local college. Many offer it as it requires surprisingly little equipment (my tutor could fit it all in the back of her car) but is a big financial investment. I only made a couple of things, but loved designing my own pendant & still wear it a lot. I would highly recommend giving it a go.

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  9. Your scarf is absolutely gorgeous - I would love to know how to do the ruffles!

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  10. Thanks Lynne and Glennis for your lovely comments. Ann x

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  11. Glennis - the fabric has holes in it that you just knit through and the ruffles just appear like magic! Ann x

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