Well, I wouldn't usually post an entry about my knitting projects on my jewelry blog but since a scarf is an accessory and my latest knitting project seemed to result in a very architectural design that reflects my jewelry, I thought otherwise.
I was introduced to knitting last year by my Nana and have since made a few traditional wide flat scarves and used the left over yarn to make swatches that I am stitching together to make a blanket. Though my attention span is a bit short trying to figure out increasing, decreasing, counting stitches and knitting and purling. So it wasn't until I was introduced to finger knitting by one of my gurls in Manchester that I really got inspired.
Finger knitting is exactly what it sounds like and involves nothing more than some yarn and your fingers. The main difference between knitting with your fingers and with needles seems to be that you are limited to 4-8 of your fingers and that the end result is more tubular than flat.
I LOVE IT! Check out Skamama's blog on how to finger knit.
I think that because the result is more 3-dimensional and it is such a fast and easy knit, it really inspired me to experiment more. I've made single knit chains, knits with 1, 2, and 3 strands of yarn, and produced spirals, stripes and thin and thick tubular chains.
The scarf pictured was knitted in one sitting while I was sick last week, it really helped with the cabin fever. Making this scarf was a great exploration since it is made with quite a few different knitted elements I experimented with and it was completely unintentional that it came out so architectural. What a wonderful surprise after knitting 6+ feet or so to see how my thoughts and inspirations sneek in. 6+ feet indeed, I love a long scarf that you can wrap around your throat a few times and can be flailed around like a boa!