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Lacy Scarf Giveaway

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During the month of November I am running my promotional giveaway. My Lacy Ladies Circular Scarf has been, by far, the most viewed, most liked, and most commented on product on my blog. And so it was clear that this had to be my giveaway item.

In a stunning lively aqua blue, the yarn is a blend of wool, cashmere and silk protein, giving it a luxurious feel. I must, once again, give credit to Lindsi for her great pattern, which I have used over and over again with a few adjustments from time to time. For this particular scarf I started with 211ch and I used a 5mm hook.

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This promotion is linked to my Facebook page. If you’d like a chance at winning this lacy scarf head over here  and share the album, adding your own comment. Or simply share this post on your Facebook wall with a comment. The promo runs worldwide through until the end of November 2013.

Marco Scarf

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Marco Scarf

One of the four scarves I made for the gents in my home. I’d been eying out this yarn in the stores for months trying to decide what I’d do with it. It has a texture that catches my attention every time I see it:  very soft and warm with the raw wool and uneven speck giving it a fantastic rustic appeal. Eventually I settled on this scarf.

I used a 6mm hook and ‘rib look’ crochet stitch, then added tassels to each end. The ‘rib stitch’ looks more like knit than crochet which I feel is more fitting for men. It’s a high quality yarn made up of a blend of cotton, tweed, wool and acrylic. The end product does justice to the yarn and can be worn in either a smart or casual setting. Versatility is always good.

My Cotton Scarf

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I found this gorgeous yarn and had to make myself a scarf. There were a wide selection of colours, but I chose light grey, charcoal, beige and cream. I’m please to have a  scarf that I can dress up with now.

The yarn is 80% cotton and 20% acrylic, which is a fantastic combination. I prefer it to 100% cotton. I didn’t have a pattern, but with a 6mm hook, I used a simple V stitch for the entire scarf. That is Tr, ch, Tr in every second stitch (British terminology). I didn’t want a long scarf, but made it just long enough to go around my neck twice. It is super warm and wonderfully comfortable.

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Long Scarf

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I realize winter is almost over, but I did make these scarves a little while ago. I made 4 scarves in 6 days, one for each of the gents in my home. This is a long, tasseled, loose-stitch crochet scarf with a knit look. Sometimes you just need a simple ordinary old scarf. And this is particularly warm too.

I used a simple double knit (worsted weight) yarn and an 8mm hook. The loose stitching makes this a very comfortable, soft and casual looking scarf. A smaller hook makes a tighter stitch and is a smarter style, as you’ll see when I post two of my other scarves.

I’m not sure my boys will get much more use out of them this season, but they are timeless and should last a few winters.

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Ladies Shawl

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It’s been a long time since my last post. And, to be honest, I wasn’t terribly productive in the first 6 months of this year. I do however, have a few recent creations to add to my blog. Hooray.

This is a ladies shawl that I was asked to make for a new Mom who wanted to be able to discretely feed her baby, but still feel pretty.  The yarn is fairly fine and I used this lovely pattern, which I found on ravelry.com   and a 3.5mm hook. It is a diagram pattern, but quite straight forward and simple to follow. I thought the lacy pattern to be dainty without being too holey. Perfect for this little project.

Beige Circular Scarf

It feels a bit strange making a scarf right at the beginning of summer, but this was made on request from a friend.

This is the fourth scarf I’ve made using this pattern and I’m never disappointed by the results. This time I used a beige double knit, single strand, and a 9mm hook. It’s not as chunky as my first one, but came out great anyway. The yarn is Elle Pure Gold, which is a South African produced 100% acrylic.

It’s been a slow week on the production line here. A few months ago I promised myself I would work on one project at a time. Well, I’ve been working on a cushion cover, and it’s taking forever, so I’ve deviated a bit from that ideal. I have an order in for some baby boy gumboots and some baby girl shoes. My cushion cover can wait….again.

Lacy Ladies Circular Scarf

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I wanted to make a gift for a friend and decided a lacy scarf would be the right thing. I had a lovely fine silver grey yarn, but couldn’t find a pattern that I was happy with. I ended up simply using the same pattern I used for my other circular scarf.

The original pattern is for a chunky scarf,  but is a delightful design. I started with twice as many chain as the pattern requires to make up for the fineness of the thread. I used a 70% bamboo 30% cotton blend and a 5mm hook.

It took me a few days to finish, but I did do a few other small projects in between.

And, yes, I have started my husbands beanie. It will be finished shortly.