2/20/2009

Scarflettes Anyone?


I just can't stop making scarflettes. They are like the meat loaf of knitting for me right now. In other words my comfort food, and trust me I know a thing or two about comfort food.

I know that Spring is right around the corner, but summer is right around that corner, and then guess what Fall will be right behind and scarflette season will be here again. So I have been knitting up scarflette after scarflette in a bit of an OCD way. I find them soothing to make and I love finding the perfect button to finish them off. I love how the handmade ceramic button from Muddy Muse so perfectly compliments the Shades of Clay Scarflette above. This cashmere/merino wool blend yarn was on extreme discount (it was originally priced $50 for a little skein, to let you in on how luxurious it is) or I would never have been able to afford it. There is a wrist cuff to match in the shop right now too.

I also adore the black and red Pop Art Scarflette. I found the cartoon buttons from Global Pop on Etsy. It is a super soft chenille done in a cool brick pattern.

And finally the fun Diva Delight Scarf, is a great starter scarflette if you aren't sure you can pull it off. It started out as a scarf and when I ran out of the fringy yarn it became a long scarflette. I put a big wooden button on it that can be inserted anywhere through the open stitch. It is cheaper than most of my scarflettes at $18 . I usually use my good stuff on the scarflettes, since I need less to make one and people generally want something nice wrapped that closely to their neck. Next year I'll be including some more like the Diva Delight so that everyone can try a scarflette if they want too.

My husband never really got the idea of the scarflette until he came to one of my craft shows. He saw some of my customers trying them on, including some cute young girls. Now he says that he likes them. I think they can work for anyone. My Uncle Jack has been gifting them to the ladies at the funeral home he works for and I have had several return buyers from these not so young girls. It takes a more creative sense of style but I think once you go scarflette you'll never go back.

6 comments:

Shimmermeblue said...

Those are great!

Moomettesgram's Musings said...

Absolutely beautiful! My daughter who's 22 and in college loves to accessorize. I can crochet, but not knit ~ haven't crafted in a long time.

~ Charlene S Noto said...

Thanks for this post! They are lovely and it's always interesting hearing the process behind the arts.

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

OooLaLa ~ these Scraflette things are very cool! The look so warm! (I'm enjoying my headband you made - keeps my ears warm on the cold says when I'm on my power walks!)

Paisley Girl said...

I created one of those last year by accident. I thought the yarn would stretch and it didn't. LOL! Then I started making more of them because I liked the size and that you could finish fairly quickly. Now I have several set to sell next Fall but hope to make more this Spring and Summer. And you are so right, Fall is really not that far away. It won't be to long the leaves will be changing and the crazy bustle of the holidays will be upon us again. Lovely scarflettes. The shades of clay looks so warm and yummy. I can imagine how good it would feel to wear.

Nancy said...

I love your scarflettes! Especially the Diva one. Hmn...handmade buttons....that's really cool. I'm ashamed to say I bought mine that I posted on my blog from Jo Ann. I think I'll start scoping out the etsy button scene next.

 

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