Thursday, December 8, 2011

Smocked Knitted Winter Scarf

Pure perfection. You can't miss me in this coat. Dear hubby quietly had doubts about this coat but has come around.
While I started making my smocked knitted scarf for my brown suede coat I think it looks just as swell on this one. Smocking was intimidating. In fact I did it the "old" way and read about it in the book The Complete Guide to Needlework. Questioning myself I decided to research the technique a little and discovered that many people actually knit the smocking while they are making the scarf - the "new" way.
After basting several threaded lines - 18 to be exact - I crossed my fingers and started the smocking. It turned out better than I could have imagined. Each end has a bit of smocking, giving the scarf a more feminine feel. The edges become more scalloped and ruffled, just enough to make a statement.
When I wear it I feel like I am doing just that ... making a statement!

6 comments:

Vintage Market Place said...

it is so sweet.
I love the texture it gives it and it is soooo one of a kind.
GOOD JOB!
I would never have the patience to take this on.
Amy

greenrabbitdesigns said...

It's lovely Amanda and goes so well with your coat!

Carol said...

Very effective design, goes well with your lovely coat.
Carol xx

Victory Garden Yarn said...

This is beautiful, well done! I've not tried to knit smocking yet but it's on my list of things to tackle once my crazy holiday craft fair season is over!

janet said...

Love it...Please show how you did this....tutorial please!!!!!

janet xox

Kristen said...

I love it! Very girly. :)