Monday, October 5, 2015
Yes, Let's Twist Again
I know, I'm getting obsessive with this twisted scarf. For some reason, I really enjoy making these. So, after "Twisty", I decided to give it another go with the light orange alpaca yarn. The yarn is light fingering so I have used it doubled, with a 3.5mm crochet hook. This scarf measures 20 inches in circumference and 7 inches tall.
As with "Twisty", work begins with backloop hdc stitches that give the scarf a ribbed texture. Then what follows is a section of the scarf worked in dc-ch mesh. Then the scarf is twisted and the ends joined together with sc stitches.
I decided to add a simple border to this scarf, just a (sc, ch 3, sc) worked evenly all along the scarf. Then fasten off. With that, it would be fairly easy to come up with variations on colour, texture, size. Remember that you can vary the width and length of the scarf, so you can wear in other ways, including as a shawl if it was wide enough to go over the shoulder. Maybe something to try next time. Haha!
Anyway, here below I provide a sketch of the stitch pattern use for this scarf. The foundation stitches are in even numbers. For the scarf here I started with ch 35 to make 34 stitches, making a scarf about 7" tall. With this sketch, I leave it to you to decide how you will make your scarf (and don't forget to add a border - in this case sc, ch 3, sc, all around the scarf - because I forgot to add it in the symbol pattern, haha! :D Have fun!