Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!
Monday, 28 January 2013
One for the boys...
After the success of my last crochet scarf I decided I was on a roll and I wanted to keep the momentum going. So I searched through my bag of oddments and sorted them into whites, pastels and darker colours. This scarf more or less designed itself because these were the only dark colours that I had enough of to crochet at least 2 complete rows of half trebles (UK).
It was interesting working out the order of the stripes. My largest odd ball was the grey left over from my last scarf. So I used that in 3 stripes to give continuity and also body because it is a slightly thicker dk yarn than the other colours. My next largest odd ball was maroon. So I used that for the first and last rows to create a solid border. The other colours are red, blue and yellow. They are all a bit brighter than the photo shows and contrast effectively with the grey and maroon.
I love the way it has turned out. This is one of my charity knits. It will probably go to a boy in a cold country. Charities often put out a plea for items for older children and especially boys. So I know this scarf will soon find a good home.