(Note: This post was written by Laurel Regan and originally published in a separate blog called “Fibre Yarns”, which was later merged with Alphabet Salad.)
Adapted from LiveJournal entry originally posted November 24th, 2004:
When I first started crocheting, my sister gave me a bunch of supplies left over from her days of crocheting and knitting, including a full ball of Bernat Denim Style yarn (70% acrylic/30% cotton), in “Weathered Rose”, and a partial ball of the same kind of yarn in “Sweatshirt”. It’s really lovely stuff… soft and nice to work with… but because I had so little of it, I decided to make a skinny scarf.
Using the pink yarn and a 5.00mm hook, I started with a chain of 17. The entire body of the scarf was basically double crochet, chain 1, skip one, double crochet, etc. all the way through. When I finished the main part of the scarf, I went back and put a grey border on it. The border was made by working 2 double crochets into each space, and 1 single crochet into the double crochet stitch. (I don’t know if that makes any sense, but I can’t think of a better way to explain it!) The border ended up being this cool sort of “ruffly” look, which helped me make the decision not to add any fringe, as fringe somehow seemed like overkill on this style of scarf.
And, I got pictures! I took the scarf in to work today intending to get pictures of it, but was also able to snag my sister into posing as a model (ah, the benefits of both of us working downtown!). So here they are!