stitch ya neck out: welcome!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005


Welcome to

"Stitch Ya Neck Out"
~necking with friends~

How this works is that you will nominate a scarf and then purchase the yarn you would like for this scarf….and send it off to your scarf maker! In order to join us in this merry fun you need to have your own copy of Scarf Style. If you choose to nominate a different scarf pattern you would like to have made, you will need to purchase an original copy of the pattern and send it off with your yarn. Your scarf maker and the person you will be receiving yarn from will not be one and the same. We are going to try and mix it up a bit. We really wanted to try and make it as even and fair as possible and make sure people’s personal wool fetishes were catered for. Hence why you will be purchasing your own yarn. People are often less fussy about what yarn they put on their feet in comparison to what they wear around their neck. Personally I have to wear soft yarns around my neck because otherwise I am scratching like a madwoman.

In order to make this fair we have organised a few guidelines for the swap. Because we are trialling this to see how it goes, we have decided to limit scarves to an established pattern from either the Scarf Style book or but not every pattern will be available. What we are really trying to achieve is to make it a fair exchange. So we have narrowed it down to the following list of scarves.

Scarf Style Scarves

1. Here and There Cables ( a smaller version using 50 or 56 stitches at most and no more than 5 balls of recommended or equivalent yarn)
2. Forbes Forest
3. Zigzag Stripes
4. Interlocking Balloons
5. Stripes and Bobbles
6. Misty Garden
7. Vintage Velvet
8. Backyard Leaves
9. Turtleneck Shrug
10. Midwest Moonlight
11. Blue Collar
12. Ruffles

Knitty Scarves

1. Embrace
2. Wavy
3. Loopy and Luscious
4. Branching out

This list is by no means exhaustive but it has been chosen to try and cover off beginners and advanced knitters alike. However, it is pretty much the limit as far as what we think is fair and reasonable from Knitty or Scarf Style.

If anyone has a huge fear about knitting some of the scarves on the list…when they sign up can you please email us with your fear – and we will make sure you don’t get someone who wants that particular scarf or scarves made. The yarn sending will occur in early August with the scarves due back by the end of October. We will come up with a firmer list of dates soon.

OK – so I think that is it in a nutshell. I am sure I have left things out but we will cover that off as we go. So if you are interested in this, please send us the following information in an email to stitchyaneckoutATgmailDOTcom

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Originally, Jacqueline and Kris came up with the swap between ourselves so that we could try new yarns that we wouldn't usually have access too, and have a bit of fun doing it. Hopefully you will, too!


At 13 July, 2005 21:59, Blogger Tatjana said...

Yay, it's so cool to see this get off the ground! :-)

I'll have a good think tomorrow about which scarf I'd like to have/knit!


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