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Sunday, 17 February 2019

International Art and Soul Challenge 52

The challenge for this fortnight is to make something using shades of a colour - any colour.

I've gone for something completely different (for me.) Look! No paper!


A bit of background: I find scarves annoying. They either aren't long enough or they're too long or they catch in the breeze and unwrap themselves. And I like winter coats to have hoods, but again, I hate it when they get blown down. So, the answer: Circular scarves. I've made several, most lightweight which I double up, but when I use a heavier yarn, I only make enough to go once around. This one is for my daughter since she wears black/grey.


And that's it lying flat.

I'm fairly new to crochet, but I do like the effect. The basic pattern came from Attic 24 although I've adapted it to a much smaller size. If you want to get in to crochet - especially blankets - I do recommend her patterns. They're really lovely, she has lots of photos and they don't need translating as they use UK terminology. There are even links to yarn packs for making her blankets!

I've actually used some Aran weight yarn here which was left over from a throw I did for my son a couple of years ago, so the scarf is pretty chunky. But with that round her neck, my daugher's hood won't go anywhere!

I do hope you can join us this time..

2 comments:

Chriss America Real said...

What a fun project! Although I am sure it was a lot of work . One of the things I love about being on the DT for international art and soul is that you can create anything you want . It really helps to keep the Mojo working and the imagination flowing.

I agree with you about scarves , my girlfriend made me a scarf like this and it is my favorite one .

Hugs,

Chriss

Hazel said...

Lovely project. I so wish that I could knit, sew and crochet again but my blepharospasm put paid to all. I shouldn't complain because I can still craft, albeit in small doses. I know what you mean about coat hoods - they're not designed to stay up. You either have to hang on to them or tie something around. This is perfect for the job. Hazel x

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