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!