A little while ago I was asked to make a scarf for somebody I know through the internet. They want one that is in all black, which is murder on my poor old eyes. I agreed to have a go but had to think of some way to alleviate the problem of knitting with black yarn under artificial light. In the end, I opted to experiment. I’m delighted to report that the experiment is a complete success and the scarf is growing fast! Basically, it couldn’t be simpler… I’m using ordinary DK yarn but with 10mm needles! The results are a delight. It produces a light, soft, warm fabric that’s ideally suited to a scarf. It’s also far less stressful on my eyes!
The open texture gives a lace-like appearance. I think this technique would be equally suited to tights, socks/stockings/tights, shawls, blankets and Afghans/throws.