I thought I'd pull together a post about the Jacob's Ladder scarf I'm making. My daughter suggested it and I loved the idea so I jumped on it.
It's not finished. I was thinking of using it for a video, but my camera did not cooperate while I had the chance to work on it. First, my battery died. I put in a new one. Then it said my memory card was full. I set about deleting the previous videos. By that time, I had cooking to do for our Christmas Eve celebration. My son, daughter, and son-in-law were all here.
I did receive crochet related gifts - two new hook holders for displaying my larger hooks, made by my talented son-in-law.
That is a TARDIS ornament in the center made by my talented daughter. She also made me a beautiful scarf in filet crochet, with the words DR WHO rolling across it. :-)
Maybe later in the week I'll try the video again. The procedure is just the same as the afghan, but I thought I might use this project to demonstrate a few other basic things. We'll see how it goes. What would you all like to see in videos?
Here's what the scarf looks like right now.
Before I could work on the scarf, of course, I had to determine my foundation chain. I wanted to make this for Special Olympics Louisiana, so it had to be 6". I measured the same area on the afghan and it was too wide. I thought if I did 8 dcs on either side, that might do it.
The foundation chain I used was 28, dc in 4th chain from hk, dc in next 6 chains, ch 10, skip 10, 8 dcs. On succeeding rows, work 8 dc, ch 10, skip 10, 8 dc, ch 2, turn. I changed color every 10 rows. On the last 2 rows, I did ch 8 rather than ch 10.
I will work the cable ladder just as I did in the afghan.
Here are some close-up pictures of the scarf before cabling.
|first rows, the ch-10 at the bottom is the foundation chain|
|this is the last section, last two rows have ch-8|
|Before working the cable, scarf if 7" wide|
|length is just over 58"|
More to come on this project later.
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Stay safe!