I am not completely sure whether I should refer to more than one scarf as 'scarfs' or 'scarves'. However, what I am sure of is the sweet addictiveness of crocheting them! Apart from the fact that crocheting scarves has saved my sanity over the last few weeks, I am loving the fact that I can contemplate and make a variety of pretty stitches, borders and colours AND complete my project in just a few days. Ah, the satisfaction!
Over the last couple of weeks I have completed this green lacy scarf (the subject of this post which contains a link to the lacy pattern) . . .
the blue lacy scarf below (same main pattern as the green, but with an interesting ruffly border) . . .
and this ruby-coloured scarf of my own invention below - voila!
I have posted basic instructions for this scarf on my Ravelry page, here. Happy to provide more info if required.
All of the above scarves have been made using standard 8 ply (ie double-knit) merino from my stash.
I am enjoying my scarf-making adventures and plan to make a few more.
Now that 'summer is a-coming in' here and the days are getting delightfully warm, I am planning to make my next scarf using 8 ply cotton. As you know, cotton behaves quite differently from wool as it has minimal stretch, so I will be seeking out some patterns that work well with cotton yarn. I will post links to any interesting scarf patterns that I find that work well in cotton at a later date.
[Slightly off-topic but just for fun, and because of the gorgeous Spring weather today, I feel inspired to provide this link to my favourite rendition of the ancient folk song 'Sumer is icumen in' for your edification - it comes from the opening ceremony of the 1974 Olympics and involved thousands of school children. I always get goosebumps watching it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.]