Thursday, January 29, 2015


The past week I've been working on scarves from the yarn I got last weekend.

The first was made with Bernat Blanket Taupe super bulky yarn - 10.5 oz skein. Because it looked like such a huge ball I thought I'd be safe to make it wide. I was incorrect. LOL It is 10 1/2" wide but I ran out of yarn at 54". Because of the type of yarn it is, a chenille like yarn, it is not advisable to rip it back. 

If I did another with this yarn, I would make it less wide, maybe 6" and get the intended length. I could get another ball to increase the length, of course, but there is the dye lot factor. I could buy another skein and find it doesn't match what I've already done. Then I would also have part of a skein which would not be enough for another scarf. *sigh* Newbie mistake. This yarn was not cheap as well. I just can't justify it in my mind. Perhaps it will do for a young boy.

It is quite warm, like a blanket as the yarn says. I can double it over and wrap it around my neck and be quite cozy. It is also soft, rated a 10 out of 12 on the Knitting Warehouse softness scale.

Being a super bulky (#6) yarn, it requires a large hook. The label says L. I used one of my Henry hooks and they are not labeled, but I believe it was an M. Although it wasn't difficult to make, I couldn't work on this scarf for too long in one sitting as the motion hurts my hands after a while. I ordinarily use a pencil hold but when working with large or long hooks and thick yarn I use the knife hold. The pattern is straight dc. I usually border my scarves but because of lack of yarn, did not do so on either of these.

The next scarf was made with Loops & Threads Charisma Charcoal yarn. In the first picture it looks blueish but it is not. The second picture is more true to color. Different lighting. 

It's a bulky (#5) acrylic yarn. Suggested hook for this yarn was also an L.I used an L. The finished size is 7 1/2" x 70". I bought 3 3.5 oz skeins. According to my postal scale, I had 1.4 ozs left. 

I just made up the pattern. I started with 10 rows of dc, then went to 20 rows of sc and alternated that, ending with the dc rows. There are 5 sections of dc and 4 of sc. 

Next up on my hooks, soldier hats.

Happy crocheting!


  1. I love your scarves Sandie! Oh and I finally did start on the shawl. You know, I had started the first Filet row and thought I had the count all off in the DC so I pulled the whole thing out. When I re-read that row I realized I had it correct in the first place! Geez!!! Have a Blessed Day.

    1. I have done that, Sherry! Frustrating. I'm glad you had it right though. Once you get going, you can see the pattern developing. It's that first row, with the repeats that is tricky because the repeat starts with a dc. That's why Iincluded the notes to hopefully make it more understandable.

  2. Sorry about the yarn problem, could you make other stripes the same size and make a ghan? You could mix up the yarn...maybe crochet with 2 strands together with ww to get the right bulk? Rounded today from Sandy's Space...haven't done that in ages

    Sandy's Space

    1. I probably could do that, Sandy. I really didn't enjoy working with this yarn but if it would be useful I would make the effort. Is that something you could use for the Bridge?