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Topic: Scarves: one from my own handspun, one from Feltstudio (caedara's) yarn!  (Read 5873 times)
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« on: December 15, 2006 08:30:13 AM »

Hi all - I hope you don't mind me showing off some crocheted handspun scarves. I figured they went here better than in the crochet board, since the yarn is what makes them interesting. When I first learned to crochet, I made myself a couple of scarves, of course, but that was before I bought a bright blue coat. So I needed new scarves to match my coat, obviously. Smiley

This one is from yarn from feltstudio.co.uk - before I learned to spin myself, I spent a lot of time looking over each and every yarn on there until my brother took pity on me and bought me some for my birthday. I hoarded it for a long time before I felt brave enough to risk messing it up. I decided that the yarn was beautiful enough on its own, so I just made a very simple scarf with it:

I tried to take pictures of this dang scarf four times and no matter what I did, the colors just wouldn't come out right. It's FAR prettier in real life. I tracked down the Fiber Friday when caedara first posted the yarn ("Winegum"), so you can see how gorgeous the colors are here:


Thanks for the yarn, caedara! Smiley

The second scarf was made from the first of my own handspun that I was really proud of, "Something About Watermelons", I posted it on Fiber Friday a few weeks ago.

I only just blocked this one yesterday and I am completely in love with it! There's something so nice about knowing you made the whole thing yourself from a pretty pink and green lump of wool. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2006 10:30:21 AM »

Gosh, they are so pretty!!  I love them.  That's so neat to make something so completely and you know it's all you! 

What was the stitch pattern on the second scarf?  I'm really bad at figuring things out, but I really like it!

« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2006 11:01:09 AM »

Those are both gorgeous.  I love the colors in the first one; they're very vibrant, and that yarn looks soft and shiny.  And the colors and patterning in the second scarf are yummy.  Nice job.

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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2006 11:39:59 AM »

Gosh, are those ever beautiful!  I have got to get started in on the handspun thing.

« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2006 11:50:30 AM »

Wow, both of those are beautiful.  They really make me want to learn how to crochet.  I love that funky checkerboard kind of stitch done in caedara's yarn - it looks really fun.

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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2006 02:03:02 AM »

Thanks, people! The stitch patterns in both scarves are insanely simple - Lufah, you could learn how to do the checkerboard-y one in probably a half a shake of a lamb's tail. Smiley

And Trifarina - the stitch pattern in the second one is the Crosshatch Stitch, I got it from my little stitch dictionary book. I loved how it's so simple to do, but looks like something fancy. Actually, I got a little carried away because I enjoyed doing the stitch so much but it went so fast - the scarf is longer than I intended but I was having fun, I didn't want to stop!
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2006 07:19:44 AM »

How much handspun did you need for your scarves?  They've very pretty.
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2006 10:34:36 AM »

Those are absolutely gorgeous! I wish you posted them in crochet because you could show those ladies they should take a trip over here to see the awesome things that are made on this end of the site. Beautiful, though! I desperately want the first one.

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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2006 01:01:55 PM »

Pretty scarves! I love to see something crocheted/knitted/whatever from handspun  Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2006 01:33:53 AM »

kraftie - the first scarf used up 137 yards, which is all I had of the Winegum yarn - I just kept going until I was out of yarn. (If I wrap it around my neck once, it ends right around my jeans pockets.) It was a somewhat bulky yarn, I think I used a 6.5mm hook. I had more yardage for the second yarn, which was worsted-ish weight in its bulkiest spots, about 340 yards using a 4.5 mm hook - but it could definitely have been shorter (I can wrap it around my neck twice and it still comes a bit past my pockets, though I am pretty short!) and I had a wee ball of it left. Sorry, that's got a lot of ifs and buts, I hope it answered your question!
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