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"Rustikal" - Neck Warmer [366:08, 28.01.2008] | by elemmaciltur
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"Rustikal" - Neck Warmer [366:08, 28.01.2008]

Start & Finish: 25th January 2008

Yarn: My own hand-spun, "Bracken Ridge" from Ewe Give Me The Knits

Needles: 4.5 mm / 60 cm Addi Turbos

Pattern: Simple 25 stitches garter stitch, inspired/copied from Brooklyntweed's Espresso Scarf

Notes: I'm using the navajo-ply at each end of the scarf...so it's a bit chunkier there. I'm using three traditional deer-horn button commonly used in traditional Tracht here in (Bavaria) Germany. And yes, they are made from real horn and not the cheap-o plastic imitation...these ones cost about EUR 4 each.

 

Yay! My first official FO in 2008!

 

Well, I didn't have enough yardage for a proper scarf, so I had to be a bit creative here. I have to admit that the idea for this piece had been around my mind for quite some time now, but the very first time I've seen it knit up was when KnitBoy1 did his one. And funnily enough, Cauchy09 also recently knit one herself. :-)

 

The piece is super-soft and I like the fact that it's my own hand-spun. Although I'm not sure whether I would really ever wear this or not. I really like the rustic look of the yarn and the buttons just add to that. I didn't even make a nice edge for the scarf. I thought that it would add more to the character....and I think it really did.

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Taken on January 28, 2008