12.10.2009

holiday scarves





 

My sewing machine was broken for a little while, so I knitted a bunch of scarves instead of sewing.  Scarves are so boring to knit and take forever, but all the same I love playing around with beautiful yarn.  The black/white scarf and the orange/taupe scarf are both made from alpaca, so they are very soft and cuddly.  The organic striped knit top in the photos is something I made for Wiksten for fall, but I haven't started producing them yet because I still need to buy a coverstitch machine.

27 comments:

Kelly and Kelly said...

loving the scarves and the black/white top is gorgeous - I hope you make those to sell!

trailertreasure said...

I'm loving what you're producing right now. Exactly what I need: cozy and comfy and warm!

cristalle said...

I desperately want a coverstitch machine too. Bernina 09DCC!!! Lovely scarves!

sunshine by sara said...

I love the black and white scarf! I've been dreaming of marled socks/cardigans/scarves for weeks. The striped top is lovely, something else I've been dreaming of lately!

jenny gordy said...

i'm not getting the bernina 09dcc. it's stupidly expensive. i'm looking at janome's.

Chloe said...

i love the last scarf

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EmilyKate said...

I have the Janome CP1000. I don't use it to produce garments for sale so I'm not sure as to durability for your kind of use for your label, but as far as ease of using I have found it troublefree and simple right out of the box... and yes it was far less expensive than other brands :o)

Nicole said...

these are lovely!

Katherine said...

may i ask how long a scarf like that takes to knit? i just learned to crochet and a nice, thick cowl has been taking me an hour and a half. i think a longer scarf would take me about three hours at this point and i am curious as to how that compares to knitting.

these are beautiful!

kaycee lee said...

what kind of pattern did you use for the long tube scarves? Did you knit them in straight needles and then sew the ends together or did you

kaycee lee said...

the last comment i sent before i was finished by accident... embarassing. haha but anyways i was just wondering how you made them, because i'm bored of knitting straight scarves, but making a tube is a bit different and it's easier than wrapping a scarf around a thousand times! i heart your stuff, by the way. someday i hope to be able to sew clothing like you! <3 kaycee

linda said...

Hi Jenny - there's a great book to check out that has anything but boring scarves. The photographs are beautiful and the scarves are too. I bought this book as a gift for a friend but now I want to keep it for myself :)

http://www.amazon.com/Knitting-New-Scarves-Distinctly-Designs/dp/1584796332/

Megan said...

they all look so warm and cozy!

and good luck/have fun @ the sale tmrw! I really wish I could go so I could meet you guys (and do some shopping, duh :) ), but that was all contingent upon me getting a job in NY I didn't pan out...I'm sure all of your stuff will sell out quickly! but try to bribe Caitlin for me so that she keeps a pair of her black drop crotch pants (I love that name) available in small for later in the year ; )

toujoursdimanche said...

maybe it is boring (I don't agree... I love knitting, it clears the head), but it is worth it... the scarves are beautiful.

CrowNology said...

Hello,
I love your blog and creations and the photos of them!
I was awarded a Kreativ Blog Award and had to nominate 7 blogs for the same. You are one.
http://crownology.blogspot.com/2009/12/kreativ-blog-award.html
Andrea

craftysunday said...

These are really lovely. I love that tshirt you're wearing in the second picture-- may I ask where it's from?

Also, Katherine-- crocheting is much, much faster than knitting for some things, and scarves in one of those things! Once you really get going on a scarf crocheting, it can take less than an hour to get a good length. Knitting scarves takes longer, but is faster for other things.

Cheers,
mindi

P R I M O E Z A said...

what lovely colours - so cosy!
btw, i'm doing a little scarf give away, drop by if you have a moment!

http://primoeza.blogspot.com/2009/12/give-away.html

emma brown trithart said...

ohhhh that black and white one. i want it forever, especially since it's alpaca. never has a cuter animal produced a softer fabric.

la casita de wendy said...

These scarves look great!! cozy and warm for christmas^_^

Joanna Goddard said...

these are so beautiful!

amelia said...

Hi Jenny, what kind of yarn did you use for the black&white scarf? I've been looking for a good marled yarn recently...

ellybeth said...

i hope the sale was awesome! i was thinking about it all saturday, wishing i could have been there.

jenny, i miss you!

helen said...

So-so lovely work and design! Congratulation!

I mentioned your work and style on my blog :) Hope, you don't mind! All my friends loved it!

Helen from Hungary

Kristien said...

Jenny, it was awesome to meet you on Saturday at Lena's sale! I was definitely nervous to meet you in person given the worlds colliding strangeness of getting to "know" you through your blog and then seeing you in real life. Thank you for being so gracious. I hope that the rest of the day went well and that you sold out! Best wishes to you and Joe for a wonderful Christmas holiday and a very happy New Year.

meredith cheng - munaluna said...

I absolutely LOVE those scarves! I've just started knitting and it's so much fun :)

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

good lighting follows you wherever you go!

Liz said...

I love these so much I posted about them! They're beautiful
http://moraleagency.blogspot.com/2009/12/wiksten-made-holiday-scarves.html