I wanted to share another scarf project I am working on currently. I call it the Ocean Waves scarf as the pattern with this yarn reminds me of ocean waves lapping up on the shores of a sunny beach. Another yarn/pattern combo that I am super glad to have found.
I found this beautiful Schaefer Yarn recently at a yarn shop called Imagine in Bemus Point, NY while visiting family for the 4th of July holiday. While there I learned that the owner of Schaefer Yarn retired and so the company went out of business in late 2012. However I snagged the last 2 skeins of yarn the store had and this was one of them. The color is noted as Julia Morgan however the photo better describes the colors, blues, aquas and sand colors.
I am following the pattern called Modulation (Ravelry Link) and I think its turning out really cool. The yarn transitions colors in a neat way that makes these zigzags which after the first few rows started looking like waves.
Since the yarn is fingering its taking awhile to make but I have about 12 inches done so far and I am really liking how its going. So once I am done I will post up a photo of the completed scarf! Hope you like it too!
My photo above has been featured on the Ravelry Page for this pattern! Super neat! Also I am still not finished but as soon as I am will post photos!
As I got near the end of the skein I had, I quickly realized that this scarf was not going to get too much longer than 40 inches, which I was originally very sad about, its about 34 inches long right now. By luck however I was browsing Ravelry’s stash pages for yarn and happened to find someone willing to sell 2 smaller skeins of this exact Schaefer yarn! What luck! I ordered them right away and they arrived this afternoon so this project is off the back burner and now something I hope to finish soon. I am so looking forward to finishing this as I love the colors. Here is an update shot with the additional yarn I got today.
Size: 8 inches wide by 64 inches long
Yarn Used: 450 yards (all of original skein) + 250 approx of another skein totaling about 700 yards!
The first skein I bought was a full skein at 450 yards, I ran out of yarn around 40 inches in and was so sad that it might not get any longer! No fear! Ravelry to the rescue! I found someone who had 2 smaller skeins (320 yards each) of this exact yarn being sold as a pair and I snatched them up quick. I used almost all of another of the smaller skeins so I have 1 smaller skein left plus about 60 to 70 yards.
By far the longest it has ever taken me to finish a scarf (about 5 months) however I worked on it off and on, it was a great travel project, and factoring in having to get more yarn played a part too. However it is done and I cannot be more thrilled with how it looks!
I do admit the newer skeins I bought have a deeper aqua color than the original skein I bought so it does shift in color a tad a little over halfway through but I consider it more of a blend and it is not so drastic it looks off, so I am still super happy with it, below are finished pics!
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So this is kinda a big deal for me and I am super excited to list my very first homemade pattern!
It is for my BlueberryPie Scarf that I originally posted about here.
I have created a Free Patterns section to my site here so as I add more they will all be collected there.
*Drum roll please* …. I am proud to announce my BlueberryPie Scarf Pattern! *Clapping* *Chearing* Woohoo!
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Please Note: There are no restrictions on the use of my patterns however the patterns themselves are not for sale, resale or duplication. Please give credit by linking to the pattern if used, I enjoy seeing what others make with it!
I am very excited about this scarf for a few reasons. 1 – I learned a new stitch 2 – I did not follow a pattern and came up with the pattern myself and 3 – I got to use this super cute blueberry colored yarn.
Ok so first we will start with yarn. It is made by Ella Rae (link to yarn.com to see examples) and since the label simply says the color is #13 I have decided to call it Blueberry Pie. It is a worsted lace merino yarn and looked like this when I got it balled up:
After I got the yarn I was searching around for something to make with it and came across this little video tutorial for this crazy stitch called the Odd Forked Cluster stitch. It sounds hard, but it’s actually super easy and turns out really cool, check out the video for it:
I did about 5 rows of this stitch and thought the scarf needed something else and not just row after row of this stitch even though its super cool. Wanting to do something different on my own I decided on 2 rows of 1 dc ch1 rows (to create the boxes effect) and then 2 rows of just sc across. I did this 3 times. See progress here:
I then went back to 5 rows of the Odd Forked Cluster Stitch, when I did this, because of the way the cluster stitch works in the same stitch 2 times it made those rows wider then the other rows of just the dc and sc (you can see the edge gets skinnier and then wider again in the photo) and it made the rows of the Cluster Stitch bumpy. At first I did not think I liked it but then it reminded me of Blueberry Pie bubbling over the pie pan when baking and thats when I decided that is what I would name this yarn and thus this scarf the Blueberry Pie Scarf.
Half way through making this I thought about writing up the pattern I ended up doing. I may still, which would make this my very first pattern!!! So hopefully I can remember what I did!
Here are some photos of the finished scarf. If I do write up the pattern soon I will update this post with a link to it! I think it turned out cute what do you think?
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