Vix Knits… and crochets and sews…

My adventures in the wonderful world of arts and crafts

Crochet scarf/shawl – finished

on May 10, 2013

I haven’t even had time to tell you much about this one, it worked up so quickly!

I think I mentioned it during my review of Simply Crochet and showed a little pic in my latest progress report

Anyway, the pattern comes from Simply Crochet issue four and is designed by Debbie Bliss.

The project calls for 4ply yarn and was worked in Debbie Bliss Rialto in Silver. However, I wanted mine to be a bit more summery so I chose to use a cotton yarn.

4ply cotton isn’t easy to buy round here but I knew I could get it from Hobbycraft and, having recently been, decided to buy it online.

I used Patons 100% cotton 4ply in Kiwi and I love it!

The yarn comes in a range of colours, although there’s less choice in 4ply than in DK and has a lovely sheen to it.

It was also amazing to work with! Seriously, I think it will become my go-to cotton yarn, I love it so much.

I’ve been working with cotton a lot lately but I’ve found some yarns split dreadfully. This Patons is different, never once did it untwist in my hands and cause me problems.

Highly recommended.

Back to the pattern… it recommends a 4mm hook but I found that the stitches were working up too loosely and my tension was way off (too big for a change) so I scaled down to a 3.5mm.

Much more suitable for 4ply although my tension was still a bit off (doesn’t matter so much for a shawl though, right?)

So, drumroll please…

CottonScarf (1) CottonScarf (2)CottonScarf (4) CottonScarf (3)CottonScarf (5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ta-da!! Sorry there are no pics of me wearing my lovely new scarf, Steven’s asleep so it was this or nothing

Never one to stick to a pattern, I worked the edging differently. Firstly I only put it on the edges and not all the way around – two reasons, one it makes it more a scarf than a shawl, two I’m lazy

And I worked it using treble fans along the edge instead of the weirdness of the pattern (a row of ch5sp and then work the fans – it didn’t look good and it took forever)

So there it is! I’ve worn it a lot since finishing, including around the house when I get chilly and I’m now wondering if it will go with my cricket jumper so I can wear both to the movies tonight…

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5 responses to “Crochet scarf/shawl – finished

  1. *Wisher* says:

    awesome…. looks so gorgeous.. i love the lacy look.. where can i find the pattern..

    • Vix says:

      Thanks. It’s quite cozy too. The pattern came from Simply Crochet issue 4 but since it’s Debbie Bliss you might be able to find it elsewhere

  2. Very, very pretty. Well done 🙂

  3. […] seen a rather nice black/white/grey maxi dress that will go rather nicely with either my purple or green shawl and wouldn’t look silly with my sambuca jacket […]

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