Friday, February 22, 2008

Jumping on the Pidge Bandwagon

At first I didn’t like the look of the "Pidge" kind of like, “you didn’t finish the scarf?” but after I saw it on a few woman at my LYS, (which I might add they knit or crochet them using the finest yarns with exquisite buttons) they looked elegant instead of looking like a dickey. OK, I jumped on the Pidge bandwagon, first finding the yummiest yarn...

At my LYS yesterday, I picked up 2 skeins of Mirasol Sluka yarn, this is 60% merino wool, 20% alpaca and 20% silk. This yarn is from Peru, check out the website and buy this yarn, it is so soft and a dream to work with. On to the project...big hook, big stitch, instant satisfaction!

Oh crappers, I thought I'd have enough yarn to do a simple single crochet edge around this quad cable plait, but looky here, I just couldn't get to the end. I finally ripped the edge and a few rows so I could get enough to re-edge it.

About 2 hours later, with some black velvet buttons, I have my first Pidge. I wear a lot of black and silver so this color is perfect for me. I wish you could feel this yarn, the softness, especially around your neck, is like eating a fine chocolate or drinking a fine Merlot. I'm turning into a yarn snob.

This chartreuse Pidge is a color I have NEVER used or have in my wardrobe. I like it with black. I don’t know what yarn this is, the yarn label was off this leftover skien from teaching at the Knit Out. I think it might be a Lion Brand yarn. Again, I added simple black velvet buttons.

Have you made a Pidge? What do you think, are they ugly like a dickey or do they have an air of elegance? I'm still on the fence, but I do LOVE my Marisol Sulka yarn, and I'm wearing it close to my heart!

10 comments:

Xia Diaz said...

I think it's nice.

Anonymous said...

I'm starting to see these all over, especially the knit version. I didn't like them at first but they tend to grow on you and you can justify using really expensive yarn because it doesn't take much to make one of these.

FYI - A dickey is a turtle neck which comes down square on your chest and ends just below your collar bone. This is not a dickey!

Anonymous said...

Hey Pam,
I love them! I can see it with a coat and it would look very much like a scarf. I like both colors :)
Love,
Sister Sue

Mary Sarah said...

I think they are both fantastic! I love them and the buttons are great with them!

Anonymous said...

Now you've got me - I'm going to have to make one. BTW _ It was great to meet you!! Debra

Erin Gergen Halls said...

Hi Pam! I just have to keep checkinh in on you! I love these! Love! I dont know if I could pull off wearing one personally, but I would love trying! The edging (I know no knitting terminology) on the chartreuse version is so sweet and lacey...totally cute! I think I need to come "shop" from your closet!
Erin

Sheila said...

oooh very nice and the charteuse is so pretty.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv5wfi8U4KQ

OK, Pam - GO HERE NOW! You look GREAT! Debra :0)

hookedonstring said...

Very pretty. The yarn looks fabulous!

African Beauty said...

NICE!!!!! Do you have a pattern for this scarf?