Friday, February 17, 2017

Peachy Keen Scarf

This scarf is about 6" wide.  I used a textured stitch to create a nice soft hand.

The yarn is Madelinetosh in Pashmina. I really love this yarn! It is a sport weight yarn. I used a G hook.

The basic stitch is sc, ch1, dc.

Base is a multiple of 3 stitches plus 2.  Ch however many you want, turn. 

Row 1:  sc in 3nd ch from hook, ch1, dc in same stitch (the other two chains will count as a sc). *Sk2, [sc, ch1, dc] in next stitch.   *Repeat to end where you will sk2 stitches, sc in last stitch, ch1, turn.

Row 2:  sc in first sc, [sc, ch1, dc] in ch1 space from the row below.  *Sk first dc stitch [sc, ch1, dc] in next ch1 space. *Repeat to end, sc in top of the beginning chain (first ch skipped), ch1 turn.

Repeat Row 2 until you have the length you want.

I hope you can follow the instructions.  I used this same stitch in the Rainbow scarf which looks better blocked and stretched a bit.  I don't think this scarf looks better opened up, but rather as a textured scarf only.

Let me know!

Soft Wide Scarf

I decided to use one of my many skeins of the Cascade Heritage Silk (fingering weight) just to see how I like the yarn.  I purchased several skeins in different colors, but have never found a pattern to use.

This is a stitch pattern, not a formal downloaded pattern.  It's pretty simple, and very much like many of the stitch patterns I use…just a slight variation that has a profound impact.

In this variation for the beginning chain you need any multiple of 3 stitches for how wide you want the pattern, plus 3. (Some patterns say add 2 for the starting chain and add one to start…that's 3 isn't it!??).

FYI: After the starting chain each side is a chain one on each row.

The beginning pattern (Row 1 after you chain the appropriate amount) for me is dc in 3ch from hook, and dc in each chain after that. If you want a wider border, do a few rows of dc.

Row 2: ch1, sc in first dc. 2dc in same stitch. Skip 2 stitches [1sc, 2dc] in next stitch. Repeat to end, with 3 stitches left, sc in last stitch. Ch1, turn.

Row 3: sc in first sc (first stitch), 2dc in same stitch. [1sc, 2dc] in next sc. Repeat to end, sc in last stitch.  

Repeat row 3 until it measures however long you want it.  Last row is dc in each stitch.

If my instructions are a bit confusing let me know and I will clarify them.

My scarf is about 7" or 8" across, very light-weight, and feels super soft.  I am using a G hook.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

"Rainbow-ish" Scarf with Noro

Above one 1/2 skeins used.

Below the second skein finished and ends sewn in.

I had some left over Noro yarn from something….don't remember what. Might be what Nancy sent to me.  I have a hard time crocheting with Noro as it is wound funny…I think it is wound just the opposite of what other European companies wind theirs because while using it the yarn gets more and more wound up.  Drives me a little crazy.

I used both skeins to make the scarf.  I used the same stitch as I did on the Peachy Keen scarf (Posted above).  It is 3 stitches for each patterned stitch, plus1, plus 2 for the base. The stitch pattern is sc, ch1, dc.  Each end has a sc at the beginning and end. Turn, ch1. Simple.

This scarf should be blocked as the stitch doesn't look quite as neat and textured as it does in the DK yarn.

It goes in the gift pile!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

A Blue Jean Scarf for the Girl

I made this infinity scarf for my DSD.  I'm not all that sure that I like it, but it did block out looking much nicer than NOT blocked.  I love the material and colors, but not thrilled with the stitches I used. No pattern.

It is on it's way to it's new home, so hopefully she will like it better than I do.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

With Love Shawl

My shawl made from the Anna shawl pattern on Ravelry.  

This will go to charity.  I plan on making several to take to a cancer clinic for the mom's of the children with cancer, per the designers wishes.