What material is best used when making a scarf? I want one that's not too heavy and too thick yet still gives the one wearing it a warm felling. And what color you think is neutral other than black and white?
Hope you guys can help me. Thanks!
With narrow scarves being so popular, I love using sock yarn because the scarf is almost weightless when complete and the varigated colors are fantastic. I like using varigated yarn because it gives "pop" to the scarf without having to do intricate pattern stitches. However, if the stitch pattern is the focus of your pattern, I would choose a solid color. If you don't want a thick or heavy scarf, select a more open weave pattern or choose a finer yarn (#3 or less). As far as other neutral colors, browns, tans, creams, grays, or varigated in these color ranges would work.
I second the motion to sock yarn. It's really convenient to use. Sure you'll love it.
Alpaca yarn is light but very warm. Since I'm allergic to wool, I use a lot of alpaca and really love it. I also like a merino/silk blend DK weight that I get at my LYS.
I don't like bamboo unless it is blended with wool because it stretches so much.
I don't do neutrals very much, but grey is my neutral of choice. If I'm making a scarf for someone who tends to wear warmer colors, I'll stick to the brown/tan neutrals.
I love Caron's Simply Soft. It is lightweight, feels silky and soft and washes up beautifully in the washer and dryer. You can use H,I,J,K hooks with this yarn.
I agree with what others have suggested. I like a lot of the MadelineTosh Light colors. The texture is a little interesting and I love working with it. I've also used Colinette Jitterbug in the color "bright charcoal" a few times. I get compliments on my own scarf and I've made a few for others. It has variegated coloring, but not too loud. I wear that scarf when I need to pull in an odd color into my outfit. Works every time. These are just my two favorites - I like working with them and how they wear.
Expensive yarn that youre just dying to have, it generally only takes 1 skein per scarf