I’ve been felting full time lately, stocking my Etsy shop with lots of cute Christmas ornaments, bringing them to holiday markets and even dropping off a selection at Stash, a local yarn shop. I’m loving the freedom of creating critters that don’t have to stand! I can make flying sheep or rolly polly penguins that dangle from a strand of yarn, perfect for adorning the Christmas tree! My favorite ornaments so far might be the ones wearing teeny, tiny scarves.
These scarves were both knit using my handspun: fine merino yarn. Knitting a tiny scarf is easy! In fact, if you’re a knitter i think you should go find a skein of fine yarn and knit up a few of these tiny scarves and maybe a hat (post about THAT next week!) to warm up any collection of yours for the holidays. Imagine all your Breyer horses, Barbies, porcelain dolls or little teddy bears all wearing hand-knit scarves this winter: it’d be precious!
For my scarves i used fine merino yarn and size 1 DPNs. All you need is two needles and the stockinette stitch. For the penguin i cast on 5 stitches and knit shortways until the scarf reached the length i wanted. For the polar bear i cast on 20 or so and knit longways until it reached the thickness i wanted. Both scarves rolled quite a bit, but one stretched into place the overall effect is super cute and definitely scarfy. Use bulkier yarn and larger needles for bigger dolls. It’s super fun to knit up teeny tiny projects – they’re even faster than baby clothes!
I can’t pick just one Fiber Friend to feature this week, so i thought i’d put a gallery of my available friends instead. I’m still taking custom orders in time for Christmas and can guarantee “in time” arrival for any purchases of in stock friends by Monday December 17th. Don’t hesitate- they’re going fast!