SMALL INVESTMENTS Scarf by Jane Thornley
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November 2009
silk, wool, cotton
Sport (12 wpi) ?
no gauge
US 8 - 5.0 mm
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It’s a vest or a scarf or both in two versions – The Pasha’s Investment and the Sultan’s Investment – both fabulous accessories which can be worn like vests, scarves, or even belts. Glam up any festive outfit by wearing one over a blouse or a basic tee. Consider the rear view as either plain or dramatic – with long i-cord dangles or with a softly-curved, corded, drape – and mix up the options. These designs are simply blank slates for exploration and experimentation!

And these are easy and quick projects to knit using size 5mm/8 US needles and a single hank of one of those lovely variegated yarns that lure us on from the yarn store shelves. A single, glorious skein will do the trick. Just add about 25 yards of two or more supporting players and you’re set. Why not knit gifts for the holidays in a yarn that keeps you happy? Personally, silk makes me very happy but so does any beautiful fiber. Use your favorite.

A small investment, then, in both price and time that offers huge dividends. Here’s a scarf with serious vest leanings or a vest that aspires to be a scarf. Either way, each design unfolds around a single hank of hand-dyed loveliness with mere scraps to pick up the colors along the way. Or something from your stash. Add an ornamental button, scarf pin, beads, or even a broach and voila! Something gorgeous this way comes.
Consider your options limitless .