Based on Cherry Heart’s Going to Wales scarf, this one has been rather more locally made…
I am not very proficient at reading written patterns so it was lucky for me that some kind soul had drawn out a chart for it on Ravelry. There is a slight error on the chart which shows the loop between trebles on row three as three chains whereas the written pattern says five, but it was a godsend. Oh and I did miss out the edging row as to be honest the edges seem fine as they are. Made in Louisa Harding Amitola (80% wool, 20% silk) on a 4mm hook. The colour is number 136 which seems to be called ‘Hook’ for no obvious reason. I thought that the yarn was 4-ply and although it is described as DK on-line I was not short on yardage at all.
As this post is my February challenge I should explain what was new for me – I have never made a ‘lacy’ or open-work pattern before, I had to match the colour sequence over two 50g balls of yarn, and I did have to read a written pattern even though I had help from the chart. That’ll do for now!
You may remember the lovely balls of Jamiesons Shetland wool that I was given for Christmas, and if so the colourway of this scarf will come as no surprise:
Made in Jamiesons Shetland spindrift Mogit (107), Moorit (118) and Scotch Broom (1160)on a 4mm hook. The wave pattern is Attic 24’s neat ripple pattern and the scarf is 3 ripples wide (starting chain of 59) and 45 wide ripples long. It took most of 6 x 25g balls of yarn although obviously I could have made it longer and used it all.
I think there is a definite bee vibe going on there!
Time for Sheep to venture out in the snow again with another scarf:
Made in King Cole Riot ‘Wizard’ using the corner to corner technique on a 4.5mm hook.
The scarf took 2 x 100g balls and measures 132 x 24cm.
There is no need to worry about this sheep’s welfare. He is just outside modelling my latest corner to corner scarf, and then I promise he will be back in the warm again!
Made in King Cole Riot ‘foliage’ on a 4.5mm hook. The scarf is 17 squares wide and 88 squares long, and it took approx. 185g of yarn.
I have been wondering what the Corner to Corner technique would produce if I used self-striping yarn, and now I know:
Please forgive the sheep prop – I was searching for something to wrap a scarf around other than myself and there it was!
Made in King Cole Riot ‘Dude’ on a 4.5mm hook. The scarf is 17 ‘squares’ wide and 89 ‘squares’ long, and used 200g of yarn.
My third attempt at a corner to corner scarf:
Made in Scheepjes Merino Soft yarn, which turns out not only to be really soft (as the name suggests), but also to have quite lovely stitch definition:
The colours are Lowry, Monet, Michaelangelo and Seurat, and I used a 4.5mm hook.
I keep coming back to this colour combination, and now seemed to be the right time to try a scarf in it:
In fact I am so pleased with it that I have decided to keep it myself!
Made in dy basics dk Spray ‘natural’, Sirdar Harrap tweed ‘gallop’ and Patons diploma gold dk ‘gold’ on a 4.5mm hook.