|Yes, I know these pictures were taken in the bathroom. It's been super cloudy and it was the only place in the house that had halfway decent light.|
As this scarf took up an entire skein of yarn, and I bought the yarn up in MN, and promptly tossed the label in the trash once I finished, I have no idea what sort of yarn I used. While I liked the scarf, I thought it looked a lot bulkier and thicker than the one over at Moogly.
Shortly after I returned home, I found myself in the yarn section of Joann Fabrics. (Amazing how that happens! It's like magic!) The store that is closest to my house has a much larger yarn section than the one by my mom in Minnesota. I even found the brand used in the original scarf (Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable.) When I got home I discovered I chose the exact same color (tidal) as in the instructions. (Great minds think alike!)
|Blockette is so kind to be my model!|
I think the second scarf has a much nicer drape.
Here are the 2 scarves side by side. The one on the top is the second scarf I made. Even though both yarns were labeled by the manufacturer as a "4" or worsted, the yarn used to make the yarn on the bottom was a lot thicker.
Also notice how the first scarf has a mottled look, and the second scarf looks almost striped. Both scarfs were variegated, but the Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable yarn's color change was much longer than the first yarn I used. When I bought the first yarn I thought it DID have a long length before the color change, but I was clearly mistaken. So, if you want the stripy look for your scarf and you cant find Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable, look for a yarn that has a very long stretch of the same color before it fades into the next one on your skein!