Starf! Kits in Cashmere Fine

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Kit A (This photo shows three of the #101 balls, just so you can see the full color range.  Your kit will have 1 + 1.)
Kit A (This photo shows three of the #101 balls, just so you can see the full color range.  Your kit will have 1 + 1.)
Kit B
Kit B
Natalia's original pieces, shown here so you can better see the design.
Natalia's original pieces, shown here so you can better see the design.

I really love the designs of Natalia Moreva; she tends to really "think outside the box."  At the same time there are times I want to knit something that doesn't require too much constant attention. 

This design, Starf, seems to me to be the best of both worlds. 

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Please be sure to get the pattern itself directly from Natalia on her website here. What we offer is simply yarn to knit this beautiful piece in. 

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The Design

What is a Starf? Natalia writes: 

"Starf is a scarf, or, maybe, a wrap."

It has a striking Star motif at each end, at one end is about 23 1/2" (60cm) in diameter. The main body of the scarf is just shy of 10"  (25cm wide).

All you need to know to knit this piece is how to do short rows, provisional cast-on, garter stitch, decreases and increases. 

The Yarn and Colorways

We do not offer the same yarns as the ones Natalia used in her original.  You can see ours in the inset photos on the first picture on this page and again below that. 

Natalia advises fingering weight yarn, approximately 500m/ 120g total or sport weight yarn of about the same yardage. This is what we offer here (sportweight).  You will likely want to swatch a bit to decide what size needles to use to get a fabric you like; she used size 5 needles, knitting very loosely.

She writes that this can be knit using different oclor leftovers, or two gradient, or one gradient + one solid yarn.  She says, "Sectional yarn, combined with solid color gives interesting directionality effect."

We chose that last option.

The yarn we have for this kit is from Lana Grossa,  Alta Moda Cashmere Fine.  Each ball is 80% merino fine/ 10% cashmere/ 10% nylon and with 350 yards (320m)/ 50g.

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Kit A:

For our solid (or almost-solid) colorway we chose Raspberry, a rich purple with (if you look closely) varying tones. 

Our long-color-run yarn is labeled simply #101, Mint/Rose/Cream and those are inded the main colors in each ball though I also see some pale wisteria and some gentle amber.

 

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KitB

Our solid/almost solid yarn for this kit is Ash Tweed, a charcoal with subtle tonal shifts and great depth. 

This color-run yarn is #104 Rainbow, which includes the rich and striking hues of the prism.

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One ball of each will make up your kit (350 yards + 350 yards + 700 yards).  

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