Fun Fur, Fun Project:
Eyelash yarn, also called fun fur based on the brand name of Lion Brand Yarn's eyelash yarn, is a lot of fun to work with and to wear. The yarn is made of a central core with little strands of fiber coming off of it that look sort of like eyelashes.
Different brands of eyelash yarn have different lengths of eyelashes. Some products have varying lengths within the same product. Some have very solid masses of eyelashes, while some are a little more sparse. Pick a yarn that you like the look of for this quick and easy scarf project.
- Two balls eyelash yarn, or enough to produce a yardage around 100 yards (I used Lion Brand Fun Fur in Citrus, a green and blue variegated yarn)
- Size 10 US needles
- Crochet hook or sewing needle to work in ends
- Cast on 20 stitches.
- Work in stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row) until you are almost out of yarn.
- Bind off.
- Weave in ends.
This is a wonderful scarf to wear to a party or just on one of those days when you need a little brightness and fun. There are so many different types of eyelash yarn out there, you can easily make several of these in different colors with different styles of yarn. Have fun!
All About Stockinette:
Some people don't like the stockinette stitch because it tends to curl up on itself. This is a completely natural side effect of the stitch. Some yarns curl a lot, while others are a little flatter.
Using the fun fur, I find that the ends do not curl, perhaps because of the weight of all the little eyelashes. It does, however, curl in on itself the long way. I don't mind that because it makes it a little warmer. If this will bother you, you might want to try a different project, or use the exact same supplies but knit every row (garter stitch) instead of using the stockinette stitch.