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May 15, 2012 16:15:30   #
G-Ma Katt
 
I need help finding a color that may not be out there. My daughter is in Kuwait with her National Guard unit. I want to make her a ruffle scarf "just to perk up her uniform," but I'd like to do it in camouflage colors. I just have not been able to find any colors like that with my searches. Perhaps one of you wonderful knitters might be able to point me in the right direction. I would appreciate it so much! Thanking you in advance,
Kathy
 
May 15, 2012 16:30:30   #
Waterford Girl
 
Just remember that it is not recommended to use synthetic yarn for members of our armed forces. Most of the ruffle yarn if not all is synthetic. Maybe a potato chip scarf in wool would work for her. You must be so proud of her ,and those of us out here are so proud for you and your family.
May 15, 2012 16:32:48   #
Katsch (a regular here)
 
Ballerina brand has one that is three shades of green. I think this one would work for you. I purchased mine from Yarn Paradise.
May 15, 2012 18:30:08   #
reglb
 
Kathy, I don't know if you're a machine knitter or not but I found that I can make my own scarf yarn by knitting a couple skeins of yarn into one long scarf (I used 13 stitches on the bond just so it would come out right) then removing those to a circular needle. I dropped the second and third stitches, holding the 4th, dropping 5 & 6, holding 7, etc. to end. Let these stitches run all the way to the end creating big holes. Then, with the circular needle still in the cast off edge, just start knitting along the side as you would with the premade yarn. I used a mohair yarn, the texture is great and you can purchase any color you want. Reggie
May 16, 2012 10:47:02   #
aknitter (a regular here)
 
WOW! What a great idea! Thank you!

Anita

reglb wrote:
Kathy, I don't know if you're a machine knitter or not but I found that I can make my own scarf yarn by knitting a couple skeins of yarn into one long scarf (I used 13 stitches on the bond just so it would come out right) then removing those to a circular needle. I dropped the second and third stitches, holding the 4th, dropping 5 & 6, holding 7, etc. to end. Let these stitches run all the way to the end creating big holes. Then, with the circular needle still in the cast off edge, just start knitting along the side as you would with the premade yarn. I used a mohair yarn, the texture is great and you can purchase any color you want. Reggie
Kathy, I don't know if you're a machine knitter or... (show quote)
May 16, 2012 11:15:50   #
Cathryn 2ed
 
I think Kuwait camouflage colors and tans and light browns.
 
May 16, 2012 12:01:50   #
Patty Sutter (a regular here)
 
G-Ma Katt wrote:
I need help finding a color that may not be out there. My daughter is in Kuwait with her National Guard unit. I want to make her a ruffle scarf "just to perk up her uniform," but I'd like to do it in camouflage colors. I just have not been able to find any colors like that with my searches. Perhaps one of you wonderful knitters might be able to point me in the right direction. I would appreciate it so much! Thanking you in advance,
Kathy


A potato chip ruffle in a light weight wool would be really cute! many shades of camo yarn available. I'd look into the sock yarns. :-)
Patty
May 16, 2012 13:23:25   #
Becca (a regular here)
 
Google "Ruffle lace scarf" by Suzie Blackman. It's a very easy, interesting and lovely ruffle scarf that goes from 128 sts to 1000+ sts in just 16 rows. You will need a 47" circular needle to save your sanity. I finally chose KnitPicks Harmony needles because I was fighting my 47" bamboo ones and had no metals that length.

Happy knitting. Becca
May 16, 2012 17:04:19   #
Patty Sutter (a regular here)
 
A local 'specialty' yarn store in town here has a ruffle yarn like 'sashay' and the others that is mostly wool, with mohair in it. It is beautiful, but out of my price range. Try looking in some of the specialty yarn shops. They may have just what your looking for, and every shop sets their own price range.
Patty
May 16, 2012 17:11:57   #
nanma esther
 
if you can make her potatoe chip scarf, walmart carries red heart in several camo colors, i'm using pink camo to make my gr d a sweater
May 16, 2012 17:13:33   #
Augustgran (a regular here)
 
here is a good color combo but it is a synthetic
http://fairywinklesdesigns.yarnshopping.com/ballerina-white-khaki-brown
 
May 16, 2012 17:20:11   #
songofjoy
 
Not sure what weight you are looking for, but Walmart had some skeins of yarn called "camouflage" as well as a color that blended with it in the sage like greens.
May 17, 2012 00:25:34   #
darleena
 
Hi - there is a Red Heart Sashay in the greens/beige/taupes - think it is called
Conga - hope this helps Darleen
available at Mary Maxim
May 17, 2012 00:43:18   #
ksitter
 
Here are all the shades for the Sashay yarn. I think the shuffle one would be pretty. It's more on the tan/s side. The colors don't show well in the photo.

What a wonderful idea, way to go Mom!

Take care,
Kathy




 
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