Every year around this time, after the pumpkin lights have burnt out and the candies are sorted, the newest and most ingenious novelty yarns start to appear on store shelves, each one trying to capture our attention in a huge way and become the next ‘it’ yarn out on the market.
This year, Katia takes the wrap off an exciting trio of fancy scarf yarns- Rizos, Triana, and Ondas. Each one unique and revolutionary in its manufacturing process and finished look. These are futuristic ribbon yarns with stitches already built in along the edge, requiring little more than taking your knitting needle, lifting up a loop and slipping it through each stitch. Amazing but true! There is no yarn to wrap around the needle and draw through, it really is space age technology in a skein of yarn. These three scarf yarns are poised and ready to take knitting to a new level, get ready for knitting on the edge!
Here is a look at what will be flying off the shelves very shortly at your LYS. Which one will grab your attention and be the next ‘it’ yarn?
Rizos is a flat one inch wide tape consisting of four complimentary shades all neatly striped and woven side by side, with built in loops at the top edge. This is where the knitting needle is inserted to catch the edge and draw through the stitches. By knitting every second loop on 5.00 mm needles, a ruffled scarf is created from just one skein. This one sits high on the list of cosy neck warmers with ten shades to choose from, including burnt orange (above). Free pattern to download: Rizos Scarf
Ondas is already causing quite a flurry on Ravelry, as knitters prepare to swoop in and catch the wave of the hottest scarf yarns before the store shelves are empty. With its silky sheen and meshlike appearance which unfurls as you knit along, Ondas spirals into soft ripples. Knit on 4.50 mm needles in a full spectrum of colour. Choose from eighteen shades including magenta/lilac (above). Free pattern to download: Ondas Scarf
Triana first appears as a half inch wide ribbon in the ball, then amazingly stretches out to six times its width to reveal an intricate honeycomb grid. Layer upon layer of cascading ruffles materialize as the scarf grows on 8.00 mm needles. Take your pick from eleven colourways including seagreen/blue (above) or fire red (below). Free pattern to download: Triana Scarf
Just for fun, here is a ball of Triana in fire red ‘on the needles’ and ready to knit as a test scarf.
Two hours later, and the scarf is just a few rows away from completion! The finished effect is lovely, very lightweight, the layers fall into place nicely, and no tension issues to worry about, every knitter will get the same length as the stitches are already customized. The extra bonus- no ends to sew in!
Final Verdict: Grab this one quickly, its a sure winner for the scarf of the season!