This beautiful scarf, 'Nerissa', makes great use of hand-dyed sock yarns. While hand-dyed yarns are never going to fall into the category of budget yarns, you can get an awful lot of knitting or crochet out of a skein of sock yarn, making it more economical than you might think. 'Nerissa' is a simple design, based on a single motif, and the use of different shades of a limited palette keeps it looking fresh and stylish. Of course, you could crochet it in another colour, but for the best effect stick to just a few shades. The scarf in the pictures is 2 blocks long and two blocks wide, and measures 66 x 6 inches. “You can make it longer or shorter by increasing or decreasing the number of blocks,” advises designer Amanda Perkins.
For more Amanda Perkins' projects search The Making Spot and get inspired over at her blog. Amanda Perkins company The Dye Studio makes ethical yarn and you can discover all sorts of goodies by visiting their website.