Monday, April 18, 2011

deep V chevron

Finished the deep V chevron and I must say I am pleased with it. I enjoyed the pattern. You don't really have a lot of problems keeping the ripple in place since there is only one hill.

I decided not to carry up the unused color when working the stripes as I found it pulled the work in, so I did have those strands to weave in afterwards. It wasn't a big deal though.

Finished size is 7" x 61" using Red Heart Super Saver gold and aran (which was what I had on hand in enough yarn for a scarf), with a J hook. I chained 23 and worked a 10 dc ripple.

As you can see, there are three stripes. What do you think? Three or Two? I looked at the knitted chevron at Knit Your Bit, but there was only a partial view.  The crocheted one had two and I used two on the other pattern. I figured if you're going to have to get a full skein of yarn anyway, you'd just as soon get the use out of it. heh That's only 12 rows of the aran so you still will only use an ounce or two.

When my Wool Ease comes in, my plan is to work another one of these with the avocado and fisherman. I'm trying to decide whether to keep it as a 10dc ripple or go to possibly an 8. The Wool Ease will probably not be as wide as it's a thinner yarn, so I'm thinking to stick with 10 and use an I hook. Wool Ease wrapper says J but IMHO the yarn works quite well with an I for this purpose. For something like a sweater, where you want a lot of drape, I'd possibly go with a J. Super Saver also suggests J and it's a thicker yarn so ... Really, all crochet is personal preference. It's a toss up no matter what you choose to do.

What's up next? Well, I had a sort of idea, but not sure if I have enough yarn to follow through with it. You'll be the first to know. Well, the second. I'd obviously be the first. heh

Can you believe that we are already almost finished four months of 2011? Is it just me or does time seem to fly by faster as I get older?

Happy crocheting!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

seaman scarf

This is the seaman's scarf pattern from year 5. The finished size it about 58 1/2" long by 6" wide at the widest part. The ribbing is 4" wide x 24" long.

The yarn is Vanna's Choice rust.

This is a nice pattern - I have to say that because it is my design. LOL My only problem with this particular one is that my ends curl. I think that is because I decided on adding a couple rows of sc after the fact and added those in. If it had been done at the get-go I don't think it would have done that. In any case, I will find out because as soon as my yarn comes in (should be this week), I will be making another one with the wool ease using the alternate pattern.

I've not finished the deep V chevron yet. About half done on it. I am dogsitting this weekend, plus there were some problems with my mom, so I've been pre-occupied with other things. It will get done though. In fact, I will go work on it right now. :-) I also plan to do a second one of these using the fisherman and avocado Wool Ease.

These scarves are a lot of fun to work on. I hope you enjoy them as well. I'll let you know when I've finished updating the patterns.

Happy crocheting!