#Mashup – Monochrome Scarf

The Yarn

Company/Store: Tess Yarns (bought at the Feb 2013 Stitches West yarn show)
Colorway: Variegated white to light gray to medium grey (the label does not specify a name or #)
Weight/Length: Superwash Merino/570 yds
Material: 100% Wool

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I wish I had taken a photo of the yarn before I balled it up, it was beautiful, but I forgot so you will have to imagine these whites and grays looking like this prior to me winding it up.

Now I want this color too….

The Pattern

I tried about 6 or 7 different patterns before I opted to try something similar to the pattern I used for a few of my scarves already. I used the Aquatic Blossom pattern as my base and altered a few key elements.

First, instead of the foundation chain being [ch5, then tr in first ch, repeat] I shortened it to [ch3, then dc in first ch, repeat], this created a shorter star pattern that I like better for this yarn. I wanted it to not be too airy or be able to see through the stitches. For the rest of the pattern I followed it like normal but instead of triple crochets I used double crochets. It created this really neat ripple pattern with the stars and the color changing in parts also looks like wide stripes.

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So far I am liking this pattern, I have done 3 full rounds, it will be a circle scarf. 570 yards is a lot so I will see how thick I end up making this and maybe I will have some left over for a few bracelets or a headband hopefully. Either way I love this yarn and the monochrome colors, hence its name! More photos once its finished!

Final Stats

Size: 6 inches wide by 57 inches in total length, 8 total rows were made with this 1 row repeat pattern.
Yarn Used: I had a lot of yarn left over from this project so I also made a hat to go with it! So I can estimate that I used approximately 300 yards for the scarf. I love how it started to zig zag the colors as the rows were built. Very happy with how it came out, its light but warm!

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#Mashup – Wintergreen Skies Shawl


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The Yarn

Company/Store: Schaefer Yarn: Nichole (sadly out of business)
Colorway: Peter; mint greens and light blues
Weight/Length: Fingering/405 yards
Material: 80/20 Extrafine Merino Wool/Nylon

 

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This is the last of my Schaefer yarn, I got 2 of these skeins pictured above for this project so I had a total of approx. 810 yards to work with. I opted to find a pattern for a shawl that would show this yarns lovely mints and blues off well and be a bit airy to be able to wear throughout the year. Great colors for spring and winter both! Reminds me of wintergreen or spearmint mints like tic tacs or altoids and the blue is just a great gradient of lights and medium baby blues. So pretty!

The Pattern

Name: Colchique (Ravelry Link)
Author: Alix Gonzalez

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At first when I downloaded the pattern I learned that it was written in French, I took French in grade school and barely remember any so I wasn’t immediately set on using this pattern. However thanks to a great Ravelry user who left great notes and photos in the Project section for this pattern, I was able to follow along quite well. I will note, that the converted pattern and chart is in UK terms, which I noticed after making the first row! So once I learned that the chart was easy to follow, and works up quite quickly. Here are some in progress shots:

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This shawl is fun because you mirror the pattern on both sides so it makes it symmetrical. Another nice thing about this pattern is that it is very easy to lengthen or widen, the foundation chain is simply a multiple of 7, and it is an easy 4 row repeat. Based on the original pattern I followed it but added an additional 28 chains at the beginning to make it just a tad longer. I kept the suggested 5 times repeat on both sides as well. I really like how its turning out and as I am writing this post I have just finished it so I will be adding completed photos very shortly!

Final Stats

Size: 66 in long x 10 in wide
Yarn Used: Out of the 810 yards I have on this yarn I estimate I used about 750 yards total

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Cloudy Skies Scarf Pattern!

Grey skies are gonna clear up, crochet a fun and easy scarf!

I am happy to announce another new and FREE pattern called Cloudy Skies. I was again inspired by yarn I got from Western Sky Knits, a neat combo of blues and greys in DK weight. You can read all about this mashup on the pattern page HERE.

This time I have included a Symbol Chart along with photos. This pattern is great for beginners and experiments alike as it is easily customizable to any size, width and finishing desired!

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Cloudy Skies Scarf

For those that prefer downloadable PDFs you can use your favorite crafty site here:

  

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!

 

#Mashup – Bold Berries Scarf

The Yarn

Company/Store: Western Sky Knits
Colorway: Renaissance
Weight/Length: DK/280 yards
Material: 100% Superwash Merino

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Another awesome color combo from WSK, I love the bold colors. Also, it was on sale, so how can you pass that up!

The Pattern

Name: Sweet Lorraine Lace Scarf (Ravelry Link) (CrochetMe.com link to pattern, free to register with email, pattern #4)
Author: Doris Chan for CrochetMe.com

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At first I thought that this pattern wouldn’t work well with a variated yarn, but after the first few rows I really liked how it looked. Reminds me of a fresh fruit cup with blackberries, melon, strawberries and blueberries, with a sprig of mint on the side. When you download the pattern, it shows in both written and diagram form, which is very helpful, once you get familiar with the written pattern, the diagram is great for reference. It also works up quite fast so I am excited to finish this one soon and post up some completed photos!

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Post Update: 10/1/2013

I am happy to say that I am finished with this scarf and it turned out super cute, worked up super fast too, just a few hours. Take a look at the final photos, I really like this pattern and would use it again on other colors of yarn too.

Final Stats

Size: 6in x 48 in
Yarn Used: All but a few yards so approx 270 yards

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BlueberryPie Scarf Pattern!

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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BlueberryPie Scarf Pattern

For those that prefer downloadable PDFs you can use your favorite crafty site here:

  

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!

Project Update 2: Squares Blanket

I have a short update on my squares blanket project, I have completed 29 squares so far out of the 77 I need total, so still got lots to do but I wanted to share some new photos of them with the added orange color.

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Afghan Stitch Scarf

I was watching a video about how to do an Afghan Stitch and thought I could make a skinny scarf with the pattern using only 10 stitches across.

Here is the video:

Here is a photo of my scarf so far:

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I am really liking the texture this pattern makes, will probably add some fringe to the ends once its done too!

My First Chunky Blanket

I wanted to share some more photos of the blanket I finished this week. I had a ton of chunky yarn (Link) and have been trying to find a blanket pattern that was simple to learn and did not take weeks to complete. I am super happy about how it turned out!

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I would say it ended up about 4 feet x 4 feet, give or take cause its rather stretchy. Great for curling up on the couch, now to make sure Chester Cat does not get his fur all over it ;)