~ dotty scarf: done! ~

19 November 2008

faux dotty scarf

after one year and a few weeks, the faux dotty scarf is finally done! yay! i love the texture and how soft and bouncy it turned out. and the color combination works quite well. i didn’t end it with fringe, just because i kinda like the way it is without fringe.


i was going to make it longer, but got tired of untangling the yarn (see one of the cons below).

what i love about it:

  • it is actually a really easy scarf to make… it’s kinda like the knitting version of the clover scarf: easy pattern, even for beginners, with very cool result.
  • the material is so light and cool that i can wear it in Singapore. i use Rowan Bamboo Soft for the yarn. i’m sure if i have used wool, it’d be even more bouncy and the dots would be more puckery. but then i won’t be able to wear it here.
  • it looks really cute when worn… even koda looks good in it.

faux dotty scarf


  • just like many people, i had some problems reading the pattern, too. but if you read the post right after it, it should be more clear. or at least it was for me.
  • since the whole scarf is basically made out of stockinette stitch, it mad curls! when worn, the scarf looks thinner than it actually is.
  • the wrong side looks rather messy (see picture here), which is not so good for scarves.
  • juggling different colors of balls was crazy… after about halfway through the scarf, all the balls collapsed and created a big mess of tangling yarn, so everytime i changed color, i had to untangle them enough to finish that particular rows of color. i got so tired of untangling, that i left the project untouched for almost a year. i should’ve wind each of the colors on to a stick, of something, for easier yarn management.

~ comment (8) ~

When it comes to managing different colour yarns, I usually put them in three separate bags so they can’t tangle as easily. Then, when I knit, I lay the three bags out in front of me, and then when I have to switch one around for the other, I change the bag positions to the right place.

reese | 19 November 2008 - 03:56 | reply

oh, that’s a good idea… i had them separated in the box, so i didn’t really have problems with many different colors all tangled up together. but what happened was the ball of yarn collapsed. and every time i switch yarn, i had to move the messed up ball around and got it all tangled up within itself. i guess if i have put them in a bag, it’s easier to move them around without *stirring* it too much.

thalia | 19 November 2008 - 05:15 | reply

thaalll.. how cute!! duh elo tuh creative banget sihh?? keren deehh… well, in spite of the hard part of untangling the yarn.. hehe..

sLesTa | 19 November 2008 - 06:01 | reply

aw, thank you, shin! bikinnya setaun! haha, pemalas nih :P

thalia | 19 November 2008 - 10:15 | reply

love this scarf thal!! i was going to say that juggling 3 yarns is a pain! it’s definitely not one of those projects you can take on the go. i usually put them into bags like reese so it’s easier to control. but i LOVE the results. never used rowan bamboo before…maybe i should look into it. :)

winnie | 19 November 2008 - 11:28 | reply

yay, thank you! yeah, i need to be more strategic with my yarn… but i think it’ll be a while until i start a project that require 3 or more yarn simultaneously… enough for now ;P

rowan bamboo is nice! you should definitely try it. it’s soft and cool. and a a bit on heavy side… definitely not for winter stuff, though!

thalia | 19 November 2008 - 11:55 | reply

baguuusss! and i’m so gonna make that clover scarf for my next project.

dian | 20 November 2008 - 03:07 | reply

you should! that’s the easiest project i’ve done and yields one of the best result :)

thalia | 20 November 2008 - 12:36 | reply