Thursday, August 02, 2007

Swirly Scarf Mania

Rather than making jewellery I've had the crochet bug for the past few weeks. Ever since I saw the beautiful scarves Caroline makes (check out her blog Uniqart) I wanted to have a go, too.

I've made three and I am on number four at the moment, although that's a completely different design, that has given me a great deal of headaches, but with a little help from Caroline I think I've got it all worked out. Sort of. :-)

The first scarf I made is midnight deepest black and a spiral design which is much easier than it looks but great fun to do, especially since the finished result is so lovely. It almost looks like something alive.
Here is a detail shot of the lace edge I added.

And here's another detail shot. Sorry, I am just so proud of my first crochet scarf!

I liked the design so much that I treated myself to another version of it, but this time in a natural creamy colour. There is more lace on this one than the black one and the wool was also slightly thicker. Oh, both the black and the natural scarf are both made of 100 percent cotton. Lovely to crochet with and brilliant to wear.

Here's a more detailed shot showing the softness of the wool. Both scarves will work both in winter and summer. I like wearing them when I am cycling to work in the mornings.

Then I had to try the same design again, but look at the difference! Rather than just using one colour I've used lots of different shades of green and blue. And the cotton was really thin - something you'd normally use for lace or embroidery, however, I love the frothy look of my sea foam scarf. It'll look brilliant with all my black clothes and my denim jacket.

In the detail shot below the pattern and the colours can be seen more clearly.


  1. Hooray! So glad you managed to master this technique - it really is effective isn't it! Love the ones you have made - don't they just make you feel like a film star wearing a feather boa!!! The good thing is you can just 'free-style' these and they never come out the same. Well done!

  2. Fantastic scarves!
    Will you add a link to your Etsy shop on your blog, I keep wanting to have a look but forgeting where it is.

  3. The green and blue crochet work look like sea foam- brilliant

  4. Beautiful, I really love the blue one!


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