Song of a Scarf

Song of a Scarf

This is the wool
All fluffy and warm
Sheared, cleaned and carded
Awaiting its next form.

This is the spindle
I got as a gift
Simple and timeless
I was spinning in a jiff.

This is the skein
The first off the stick
Twisted, soft and natural
Adding color the next trick.

These are the colors
Full of bright hues
Made from drink mixes
And easy to use.

This is the yarn
Drying in the breeze
While I searched for a pattern
A gift sure to please.

These are the needles
To which I cast the yarn on
Big fat elevens
A scarf fast and fun.

Cast on seventeen stitches
Knit the first front and back
Knit fourteen more then two together
To keep your stitch count on track.

Knit the next row
All the way to the end
Turn and repeat these two rows
Until all yarn is spent.

This is the song
Of a scarf made from scratch
From sheep to the wardrobe
Time to make mittens that match.

Song of a Scarf: Quick Bias Scarf Pattern
Size 11 Needles
Gauge not important
Yarn 1 Skein – Mine was hand spun and varied a lot in weight… basically this is a great pattern use funky yarns with… very forgiving.

Cast on 17 sts
Row 1: KFB, K14, K2T
Row 2: K
Repeat rows 1 & 2 until you reach your desired length.

Michelle ~ Wee Folk Art

7 Comments

  1. Great Post! I don’t knit, but loved seeing the process of getting the yarn and dying with Koolaid, neat, I didn’t know you could do that. Then the poetry/song…fun!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Ferne

    1. Love this!! I grew up with sheep, carding, spinning, dyeing and watching my mom knit or weave it all into something. What a wonderful process to be a part of! Thanks for this :-).

  2. Bravo! Wonderful post. I called my 4 year old over and I read it to her and when we were done she asked me, “But where is the sheep? IT should be first. hehe! Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the poem. Thanks for an incredible blog. BTW, I love the scarf!

  3. I love your story song and the whole process. Lovely from beginning to end.

    And where did you get those awesome needles?

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