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Die Unaussprechlichen - The Unpronounceables
June 2013
November 18 2013
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Die Unaussprechlichen - The Unpronounceables
ketjusilmukkahuivi(scarf) by Raijis
Hooks & yarn
4.0 mm (G)
3.0 mm
Various silk thread; raw silk, bourette silk, handspun raw silk
Sport (12 wpi)
1.95 skeins = 746.4 yards (682.5 meters), 195 grams

Deutsch im Stricktagebuch vom 23. Nov. 2013

The name is probably rather simple to pronounce for Finnish people but not for me. I have not the slightest idea how to get this term spoken.
Nevertheless: this is a nice project and I got the pattern into German with the help of Google translator.

A more exciting thing is the yarn. It’s over 25 years old and a leftover from many things I knitted then for a child with an allergy for woollen clothing. I bought the yarn in a special shop in Dornach, Switzerland, which had many yarns and clothing made from undyed silk at acceptable prices.

The leftovers were too precious to be thrown away but over the years I didn’t know how to work them up until I saw some projecs of this nice and witty scarf.

I changed the pattern and worked half double crochet stitches (hdc) instead of dc sts.

The striped scarf has no fringes but the cream colored scarf got fringes I learned from Cat Bordhi. See making her tendrils.

After laying more than a quarter of a century I thought the yarn needed a good wash. I treated it with shampoo and immediately there was a strange but pleasant smell. Quite something seperate from pure wool. Very interesting. The smell faded when the scarves were dried.

Thank you for this pattern with its many variations!

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  • Project created: November 19, 2013
  • Finished: November 19, 2013
  • Updated: November 23, 2013