09 July 2013

a selection of scarves

It's finally summer!!!....well, it is here anyway! It's the hottest week of the year so far, so of course that only means one thing....scarves!!!


There is some sort of method behind my madness, I've had to catch a lot of trains recently, and in a last minute rush have often just grabbed a single ball of yarn and my hooks and ran straight for the door. This first one....well if I'm honest I can't quite remember what sort of yarn it was (that's the sort of thing a good blogger would write down), I think it was a 'Laing' one. The stitch is a basic treble chevron, which I got from 'The Harmony Guide to Crochet Stitches' - easily one of the best stitch books out there......another interesting fact about this scarf - about 60% of it was done in the dark with a light-up hook!


This second scarf again is from the Harmony stitch book, its an open fan stitch (I free-styled the little tassels on the end). You're gonna have to head over to ye olde France if you want this exact yarn, as its a cotton blend yarn that I bought from 'La Droguerie' that I wrote about in my yarn travels. This ones a great summer scarf as its so open, and my wife is very happy that I've started using some of the stash that I got in Paris.


Another Harmony stitch, another french yarn. This ones some 'Fonty' pure cotton and done in a Double Arch Ground stitch. Again a nice summer scarf, and pretty durable, it even survived a drunken night on a dirty club floor.


Ok so something a little different, its good ol' solomon's knot. Not done in a french yarn, this ones a locally produced/dyed yarn by a lady going by the name of 'Jellybean Yarns'. Of course I've got quite a lot of scarves already by now, so this one was for my wife  (who is a bit camera shy)


Which brings us finally to the last one. Another one for my wife (not that I wouldn't wear something this pink). This one was loads of fun, its the 'Butterfly' stitch featured in the May/June issue of 'Crochet Today' magazine. The yarn was a random impulse-buy at last years 'Wonderwool', and is produced by 'Laal Bear'. This is exactly the sort of stitch that takes a little while to get your head around at first, but then you get it and as it grows you have more and more fun.

I'd highly recommend having a little scarf binge. It's a good way of learning your stitches and using some of those single balls of wool you bought....and a great way to add a bit of colour to your wardrobe!

11 comments:

  1. How fabulous! Mine has been fingerless gloves and soon ribbed hats. Never leave home without the hook... :)

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  2. Very dashing. In a hooker with a yarn addiction sort of way.

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  3. Thank you for this inspiring post :-)

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  4. Wow, great scarves and so full of colours. Love your crochet work!

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  5. Love them! Especially the rainbow coloured one!

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  6. All fantastic, many compliments

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  7. Wow, all these patterns of scarf for men are looking very beautiful and unique.

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  9. I have the butterfly pattern in that issue. What weight yarn did you use for the pink one and can you remember how much of it you used? I've made it in fingering weight as the pattern suggested, but my boyfriend's mom had some worsted weight she wants it made out of. Thanks :-)

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  10. I have the butterfly pattern in that issue. What weight yarn did you use for the pink one and can you remember how much of it you used? I've made it in fingering weight as the pattern suggested, but my boyfriend's mom had some worsted weight she wants it made out of. Thanks :-)

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  11. I have the butterfly pattern in that issue. What weight yarn did you use for the pink one and can you remember how much of it you used? I've made it in fingering weight as the pattern suggested, but my boyfriend's mom had some worsted weight she wants it made out of. Thanks :-)

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