Well I’ve been super busy “wrapping up” with hooking shawls, scarves and cowls recently so I thought I would share with you some of my projects and what patterns I used. Can’t quite call them totally “finished” as I still need to complete detailed blocking for everything so that is what is on my agenda for this week. Plus, all the yarn I used was already in my stash!! Yeah!!!
Before I go further, did want to share with you pictures of my finished knitted seed/moss stitch scarf. I am very happy with how it turned out – especially since knitting seems to challenge me a bit 🙂
Anyways, take a look and hopefully you will get inspired with a “wrap” of your own 🙂
- These pictures show a lovely summer shawl. I used a free pattern found on Ravelry called the Dixie Charm pattern by Kathy Lashley. I used 2 skeins of Sunseeker Multis (color #107) by Cascade Yarns and an I hook (5.5) for this pattern. I just love the beautiful peachy tones which highlights just a touch of sparkle throughout. This yarn was a combo of cotton, acrylic, and metallic yarn. Very nice to work with too and I’m really pleased with how it looks so far. Blocking will give it that totally finished look!!
- Next I liked this great Moogly pattern called Berry Harvest Bandana Cowl. Crocheted this one using the pattern recommendations of an H hook and a DK weight yarn. I chose Rowan Creative Linen (1 skein) which is a nice 50% linen and 50% cotton. Worked up lovely and the berry design and edging will truly benefit from a good blocking.
Back to Ravelry again, I found a pretty lacy scarf called Summer Sprigs Lace Scarf by Esther Chandler. The yarn I decided to go with was Folio by Berroco (blend of Superfine Alpaca and Rayon) but was considered a Light (3) category and her pattern used a Fine Lace yarn. I only had 2 skeins of this yarn, so I chose a Size E hook (3.5) using the Folio yarn and only chained 232 + 1. I used 1 full skein and a little more than half of the other skein for my scarf. It still wraps around your neck nicely and drapes on the sides. I know too once blocked, it will enlarge the size of the finished scarf.
I enjoyed making the Summer Sprigs pattern so off to my stash bin again and found 4 skeins of Folio in an awesome charcoal gray color. So I have started pattern using this yarn, changed hook to a Size C (2.75) and began with the pattern recommendation of 386 +1 chains. Not very far, but I think the outcome will still be a lovely, light weight scarf.
Of course, I just purchased an awesome pattern by Christina Hadderingh called Hotel of Bees shawl from Ravelry and looking forward to participating in the #HOBCAL (Hotel of Bees Crochet Along) through Cherry Heart’s Cozy Corner group.
And, That’s A “Wrap”!!