Well, I have finished the crochet scarf and I think it looks quite alright. But then, I may be biased!
It’s from a pattern called ‘Scarf with Bobble Edging’ in a book called Easy Crochet: Country.
I used Stylecraft Special DK: Shade 1099. The wool is from my friend Lizzie in her wonderful surprise package, and I would say I used 1 ½ balls of it. The pattern was quite easy to follow and I BLOCKED IT! For the first time EVER I have blocked something!!
What is blocking? Well, if you make something that curls at the edges or you want a straighter, crisper finish for something then you need to block it. Often, granny squares are blocked to give a more definite square shape.
I pinned the bottom of the triangle (which was starting to curl up) to an ironing board to the shape that I wanted it, being careful not to stretch it too much, then I sprayed the scarf with water until it was wet but not soaked through, and then let it dry. It made a difference as I could complete the edging without distorting the work.
Here’s some pics so you get an idea of what I’m on about.
It’s really easy to do. And makes a difference to the finished piece.
And below is the finished scarf.
So that has been my BIG MAKE this week. And I am totally mad making a scarf in a heatwave! :O
I have also started a big cross stitch project and caught up on some reading. The two books I am currently reading are: Die Schmetterlingsfalle and Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee.
Looking for my next crochet project…seen some things on Twitter and in general about Christmas in July! Eek! Although if you have lots of stockings / presents to make it’s good to get started now, I mean, after all you only have 5 MONTHS to get them done! Hurry!
Until next time