A Novel Idea:
Eyelash yarns aren't as popular as they once were, but there are certainly occasions that merit the use of this frilly, fancy fiber.
This Pink Ribbon Eyelash Scarf is a perfect choice for Race for the Cure or another breast cancer awareness event, or make it in a different color to support the cause of your choice or just to fancy up a gray day.
- about 220 yards each of two different eyelash yarns, one bulky and one fine, or two of any weight, or one eyelash yarn and a medium weight plain wool or acrylic yarn or your choice (I used N.Y. Yarns Spike and Trendsetter Yarns Eyelash)
- one pair size 10.5 US (6.5 mm) knitting needles
- scissors and crochet hook
Gauge is not critical and is difficult to measure in novelty yarns, but I got 4 stitches and 8 rows per inch in Garter Stitch.
Finished project is 5 inches wide and about 72 inches long.
- Holding both yarns together, cast on 20 stitches.
- Hold both strands together throughout and work in Garter Stitch for about 72 inches or until you're about to run out of yarn.
- Bind off, cut yarn and weave in ends.
A crochet hook is much easier to use to weave in the ends of novelty yarn than a yarn needle is.
Want a skinnier scarf? Cast on 10 stitches instead -- you should be able to get a scarf of a nice length with just 150 yards of yarn.