Thursday, November 11, 2010

To Knit or Crochet? - that is the question!


If you're indecisive, the Pin-Me-Up scarf kit is going to be a challenge … knit or crochet?  Which of the 4 yummy colors will go with my jacket?  … AND I get a choice of shawl pins!

Always on the lookout for great new stuff, we found these shawl pins and had to pair them up with a fashionable one-skein scarf project for fall.  The knit version was so effortless, I had to crochet one too!

The Pin-Me-Up Scarf kit contains the knit and crochet pattern and 1 skein of Malabrigo merino wool yarn … enough to make either a knit or a crocheted version of this simple neck wrap.  The yarn is worsted weight, knit on a size US 9 needle or crocheted on a size US I hook.

The kit is available in 4 colors ... including "Lettuce", "Applewood", "Pagoda" and "Azul Profundo".  Where do they come up with these names?  Azul Profundo ... hhhmmmm ... I instantly recognize that as a dark denim blue.  The knit sample in the picture is made from the "Pagoda" (red), and the crochet model is made from the "Lettuce" (green) colored yarn.

Choose either the "Off Center Circle" or the "Waves" shawl pin.  Both of these shawl pins are made of highly polished rosewood ... the "Off-Center" is about 2.0" across, and the "Waves" pin is about a 1/4 inch larger.  The accompanying shawl stick measures about 4.25" in length (use the shawl stick by itself as a simple, elegant shawl closure too!).

Both the knit and crochet versions of the Pin-Me-Up scarf are fun and easy to make … checkout the details and put one together that's just for you … also makes a great gift … you decide!

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