I finally finished this scarf using echo view fiber mill 100% merino wool in a mini bean stitch. I also used a size J crochet hook. The wool is incredibly soft and this will make a really nice scarf for someone.
I found some sale yarn I bought months ago and thought I’d try it on my knitting machine. The result? A great little summer scarf. Here’s a description of the yarn:
Rowan Purelife Revive Yarn – Color: Marble; Color Number: 466; Dye Lot: 3604; Yarn Weight: DK / Light Worsted ; Fiber Content: 36% Recycled Cotton, 36% Recycled Silk, 28% Recycled Viscose; Yardage: 137 yards in 50 grams; Gauge: 5.5 stitches = 1″ on US 6 needles; Ply: Plied; Texture: Smooth; Care: Hand Wash, Lay Flat to Dry. A fully recycled DK weight summer yarn with a wonderful rustic tweed effect.
So I finally broke down and purchased a vintage Brother KX-350 knitting machine. But before I did, I got some wonderful advice from One Hook Productions creator, Mike Horwath!
It’s been a fun adventure because I’ve had to do some cleaning and repairs before I could us the machine. In the photos you can see that I had to remove the back panels and remove the old sponge bar and replace it after cleaning the channel out with denatured alcohol.
I also had to remove, clean, and inspect all of the hooks. Luckily I only had to replace one!
So I decided after everything seemed to be in working order I’d use some old yarn in my stash and test everything out. As you can see, it works! This is my first piece of work on a knitting machine and it only took one evening and next morning to complete (because I did the edge in a basic double crochet). So I guess you could say I’m hooked!