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Cara Scarflette in BRICK RED

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I was very surprised and pleased to get a custom order in my etsy shop! I had pretty much ignored the shop for months, and while I have still been knitting things on and off (mostly off, to be honest), I haven’t taken pictures or listed anything in ages.

But anyway, the lovely customer asked me if I could make her a Cara scarflette in a non-animal yarn because she’s vegan and allergic to wool. I was only too happy to oblige and in the end we agreed on this lovely rich red. I was really surprised to find out how few entirely synthetic yarns there actually are. Most do have some wool in them, even if it is just 15%. The yarn I ended up using is one that is aimed at knitting for babies, and therefore comes mainly in pastelly colours. Which is actually kind of weird in itself, why do babies need to be next to pastelly things?

I think a few people who read this blog are vegans, are all of you opposed to wool? I’m curious to find out why/why not!

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  • The Small Fabric Of My Life 19 May 2010, 6:00 pm

    Lovely.

  • Violet Folklore 19 May 2010, 7:59 pm

    SO cute! I can really see how versatile this scarf would be when putting outfits together…

  • jesse.anne.o 19 May 2010, 8:58 pm

    Yeah, I do avoid wool. The 2 scarflettes I have like this are 100% acrylic for that reason – I just looked until I found 100% acrylic on Etsy.

    You would think baby-centric yarn would be bright colors — don't they respond to a lot of bright primary colors?

  • Sara Lynn 20 May 2010, 3:06 pm

    How sweet of you! It came out lovely too πŸ™‚

  • Jay 20 May 2010, 3:57 pm

    On a recent trip I found a 100% acrylic chunky yarn called James C Brett Marble Chunky and I knitted up a scarflet similar to the one shown and it came out really nice.

    Yarn: http://www.rkmwools.co.uk/product_detail.php?prod_id=4338

    My Scarflet: http://www.flickr.com/photos/janetgroat/4589914462/

    I've also made the same scarf using Patons Washed Haze Aran and it's 50% cotton 50% acrylic but I think that's discontinued now.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/janetgroat/4303790756/in/set-72157619541904172/

    I don't use wool because I'm against the way they treat sheep.

    There is more information here: http://www.peta.org/living/clothingguide-intro.asp

    and here: http://www.savethesheep.com/

    I would consider using wool if it were from somebody I knew that kept sheep for pets and happened to spin yarn for a hobby not as a business.

    I hope that answers your question a little bit! πŸ™‚

    Jx

  • Side Street Style 20 May 2010, 10:48 pm

    Ooooh wow your a really talented knitter and I love this scarf – so so so cute…and goes really well with the purple top too…the new owner of this scarf is lucky πŸ™‚

    Laura x

  • Diana 21 May 2010, 5:13 am

    This is beautiful.

    I'm a bad vegan to ask, I still carry leather bags πŸ™‚

  • TheFeltElf 21 May 2010, 4:24 pm

    Even better than synthetic is hemp, cotton or bamboo. Bamboo is gorgeous as it's super soft!