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Monday, 27 November 2017

Road Trip Scarf - Handmade Monday


Hot off the hook here's my latest make, The Road Trip Scarf.  I saw similar scarves featured on Jo's blog here and here, the latter crocheted by her ten year old daughter.  That must be an easy make... I thought to myself.  How wrong I was.  It took three attempts to get Row 3 right but once I did, I was hooked. (excuse pun) 


 King Cole's DK Riot was my yarn of choice, an acrylic/wool mix.  It was the first time I have used variegated yarn and I found it hard to put down so keen was I to see how the next colours in the ball would look crocheted up.

 Even after blocking the long edge is still very wibbly-wobbly... nothing I make is ever perfect!
I probably should have pinned it all the way round instead of just the three corners.



The pattern photos show a lot more flowers and dangly bits, but I decided that my yarn was busy enough without any floral adornments at the front so just added one and a dangling bell at each end.  I also omitted the border as it was too fussy for my liking and finished with a row of dc.

(I cropped my head out of this close-up selfie as it revealed more lines than an A-Z)


These are super quick to make and would make great xmas presents.

Linking up with Sum Of Their Stories for Handmade Monday



6 comments:

  1. Oh well done, Fi! That's a lovely scarf and what fabulous wool! I've never used variegated wool but I have a couple of balls in my stash...

    xxx

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  2. Beautifully worked & ever notice that nothing in nature is ever perfect? As long as there is enjoyment in making it, wearing or giving it away as a gift, that is the important thing. Nothing I make is anything like perfect, but life is too short with all the things I want to do, so to worry over the "perfection" thing, would mean I'd probably do zilch. It's gorgeous, take care & huggles.

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  3. That's absolutely gorgeous, what a fabulous colour combo. xxx

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  4. I love the colours of your scarf! As I neither knit nor crochet, I am in awe. Who cares if it's not perfect, you have made it yourself, and it looks fab, and that's what counts. I must admit, though, that I'd never heard of variegated yarn ... I had to smile at your close up selfie remark. xxx

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  5. Really lovely, I'm incapable of knitting or crochet so can only admire your skills with envy!

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