Sunday, April 10, 2011

Victory Scarves

I finished the Victory Scarf made with the Vanna's Choice Scarlet yarn. Finished size is 8" x 63". The Wool Ease scarf was 7" x 60 1/2".

Both scarves were made using the exact same procedure. Same pattern (which you can find here).

Here's the info on the two yarns. Wool Ease is a thinner yarn which weighs less than Vanna's Choice, even though both are worsted weight #4 yarns. Wool Ease comes in a 3 ounce, 197 yard, 85g skein (for the solid color I was using). Vanna's Choice comes in a 3.5 ounce, 170 yard, 100g skein.

If you look at the gauge ...
Wool Ease - Crochet: 13.2 sc + 16 rows = 4" (10 cm) on size J-10 (6mm) hook
Vanna's Choice - Crochet: 12 sc + 15 rows = 4" (10 cm) on size J-10 (6 mm) hook

As you can see, you get more stitches with Wool Ease than Vanna's Choice. Of course, your project will be thinner, but it does have 80% wool so it has the properties of wool if you need that.

When I made these scarves, I had about 50 yards of the Wool Ease left and used the entire two skeins of Vanna's Choice plus a little from a third skein. So this same scarf took not quite 6 ounces of Wool Ease, but it took a bit over 7 ounces of Vanna's Choice. Good to know, eh?

Here are the two scarves, side by side.

I think both will warm a neck quite well!

Happy crocheting!

1 comment:

  1. Wow - surprising how different they are in size. Thanks for explaining why it is. Very helpful when choosing yarns!