Friday, August 18, 2017

wheelchair wrap

I've completed another Wheelchair Wrap / shawl. This Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo yarn in Icelandic is very nice. It's rough like RHSS is, but there was only one spot I cut out and that was on the second skein I started. These are 10 oz (482 yds) skeins. I used all of one and part of another. The pattern at Interweave says 12 ozs. You can also find the Susan Coes pattern here

I used an H hook. The shawl came out perfectly at 18" at the longest points (center back, for example).

This is a really simple pattern and goes pretty quickly. I did this one in a few days. It's even small enough at the beginning to take along. I took it with me to work on while waiting at the hospital and got a good bit done. I added a round of single crochet all around to give the edges a finished look. I came real close to adding another round of picots but decided against it for this one. Maybe the next one. :-)

There's not enough left of the second skein obviously for another one, but if I'd bought three skeins I could have gotten another one with the same yarn. I think there is enough left, however, for a scarf. Of course, it could be used for hats or squares or anything else.

Happy crocheting!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Here's another scarf from the Christmas at Sea site. I used the pattern SCrochet Scrappy Scarf.

I used an H hook with Knit Picks Swish Worsted superwash merino wool. Colors are Marine Heather, Hollyberry, and Squirrel Heather. I continue to be impressed with this yarn. I haven't worked with wool much with the exception of wool hats for the military but certainly would consider this yarn again.

Finished size is about 6" x  60". I used a skein (50 gr) of each color with a little more of a second skein of the Marine Heather. 

Happy crocheting!

Monday, August 14, 2017

scarf and placemat

Fresh off my hook is a scarf made with Knit Picks Swish Worsted 100% superwash merino wool in color Bark. I used an H hook. Very pleased with this yarn. It is so soft. I think I may have had one place where I had to cut out a piece. 

The skeins are 50 grams, 110 yards. I bought 3 skeins as the pattern said 300 yards. I had a bit of the third skein left. My finished size is just over 7" x about 42". 

This for Christmas at Sea and I used their approved pattern for a crocheted Mariner's scarf.

I am currently working on another scarf from those patterns. The best time to send them items is in the fall according to the page.

As I had a break in the items that had deadlines and while waiting for the wool to come in, I finished the last placemat.


Yarn used is Knit Picks CotLin Pomegranate, Ivy, Linen, and Eggplant.

Size is about 12" x 18". They are meant to be used with the stripes positioned vertically.

The foundation chain is 60. I used my seed stitch pattern and worked 93 rows. If you want the stripes to go horizontally just use a longer chain and work fewer rows. I would guess about 100 but you'll have to try it to see.

I used a G hook.

Each row takes about 3 yards of yarn. I estimate that 300 yards of each color is needed for the set. Of this particular yarn, that would be 3 skeins each. I used 2 skeins to make the three placemats but remember that they're not bordered. I do have a little left of each color.

I used the Fibonacci and Lucas number sequences to determine what color to use when. 
Fibonacci sequence is 1, 1, 2, 3, 5. Lucas sequence is 2, 1, 3, 4, 7.
Fibonacci #1 uses the color order red, green, tan, purple.
Fibonacci #2 uses the sequence green, red, purple, tan.
Lucas #1 uses the sequence red, green, tan, purple.
Lucas #2 uses the sequence green, red, purple, tan.

I do have the pattern sheets written out but I don't have means to add them to the web site at this time as the program I used is no longer supported. That's a long, complicated story. :-) After it's tweaked I may add it to Ravelry.

Happy crocheting!