Every fashionista would like to have in her wardrobe some highlights. Currently on the runway, in collections of modern fashion designers, hand-knitted scarves occupied their place of honor. Knitting of scarves became not only a hobby for housewives, but creative art that can make your image unforgettable, romantic or with a tinge of daring notes, and certainly unique.
And of course every knitter wonders what kind of yarn to choose for her little masterpiece.
Natural yarns, cotton and wool are traditional yarns that perfectly suit for knitting of autumn and winter scarves. In order to improve the wear resistance of products made of natural yarns, as well as to make them soft and not prickly, synthetic fibers such as acryl, polyester and polyamide can be added.
For the cold winter it is better to use yarn which is not 100 percent synthetics. An excellent choice for the winter would be half-woolen and woolen yarn; scarf knitted of these types of yarn will be not only beautiful, but very warm and practical.
It can be a sheep yarn, merino, mohair, angora, cashmere, pure alpaca or in various combinations with artificial and synthetic yarns.
After you have chosen the composition, structure and color you need, you can knit any model from a fashion magazine you are interested in: scarf can be long or short, decorated with tassels, cords, knitted flowers or unusual structure buttons. Knitted snood or wrap scarf would be a perfect winter accessory. Very popular model is infinity scarf, which can be not only knitted or crocheted, but also arm knitted – this technique is currently extremely popular.
Classic fashion rules suggest that the structure of the yarn you chose for knitting of winter scarf would match the structure of head wear. The color of the scarf is also of great importance; it is better not to choose dark or too bright colors; it looks good when the color is a little lighter or darker then the winter clothes. Such winter accessory should be warm, elegant, stylish and becoming.
Knitting is possible with all types of yarn and offers enormous creative possibilities. Currently chunky knit with bulky patterns, stockinette structure and weightless openwork are very popular. If you crochet, a thin and warm merino wool will look very good; it will go to the beautiful smooth loops, forming a soft, gentle, very nice fabric for a scarf.
For spring or autumn scarves various kinds of cotton yarn would be perfect. These scarves are good in wear, they will prevent overheating in warm weather and will warm you in cool weather. Scarves knitted of mercerized yarns will have improved strength, smoothness and beautiful shine; Kable cotton is very soft, nice and gentle. At the same time they will preserve the original attractive look for a long time.
Synthetic and artificial yarns, for example polyacryl, acryl or polyester can be soft and silky, and wool- or cotton-like. But the best variant is the mixed yarn, which may consist of a certain percentage of wool (20 to 80%) and rayon, acryl, cotton, silk. This yarn will combine superior quality of natural wool as well as improved strength, shape stability, fresh colors and beautiful appearance.
Under current variety of yarn types that are constantly updated with new inventions, fancy yarn amazes with its extraordinary beauty as well as interesting structure and composition. It cay be ribbon yarn; with this yarn for a few hours you can knit boa, a weightless lace scarf; yarn with pompons, flowers, twigs, beads, sequins, that are scattered on the canvas while knitting. This wonderful yarn will help you without thinking over the pattern to knit unique snood or stole. It can be a high-quality, soft and nice yarn, designed specifically for children with accessories in the form of cute teddy bears or dolls, or with decoration in the form of a fun knitted small animals, which comes with yarn for the scarf.
When choosing yarn for a scarf you should take into account the thickness of the thread.
If you want to knit a thick, warm, bulky scarf with a relief pattern, the thread should be 50 to 200 meters per 100 grams of yarn. If your intention is to knit a thin, delicate or not too tight scarf, you better choose the yarn with length of 300-800m per 100 g of yarn.
The abundance of yarns that you'll find in our store will surprise you with a huge amount of yarn of various colors, composition and structure of the fiber. High quality yarn will provide not only an excellent look of knitwear, but also knitting comfort.