Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Felted blanket or shawl

I've posted pictures of this little blanket before, but in these phots's you can get a better look of the size. It's a nice and warm blanket, a little too thick for using as a shawl though. 

Felted Merino wool on etamine de laine (wool fabric), combined with a small shawl from the second hand shop. 

Felted blanket, made by Atelier YT

Felted blanket, made by Atelier YT


Saturday, 17 October 2015

Crochet shawl of 75-year old yarn

The end of last year I was experimenting with rayon (viscose) from the legacy of my grandmother. The yarn is possibly 75 years old. (See historical research yarn and start of shawl).

I crocheted a big shawl which was finished around Christmas last year. I didn't have the opportunity to take photos of it, but last month a made the time for it, with the help of a friend. Here are a few pictures of my shawl. 

The pattern is of Cascade Yarns, but I made the top edge and the fringe differently. Also, because my yarn was so much thinner than the one in the pattern, the pattern turns out much finer.
http://www.cascadeyarns.com/patter…/DK234_UltraPimaShawl.pdf



Crochet shawl, made by Atelier YT

Crochet shawl, made by Atelier YT
Crochet shawl, made by Atelier YT
Crochet shawl, made by Atelier YT
Crochet shawl, made by Atelier YT
Crochet shawl, made by Atelier YT







Infinity scarf - crochet

End of September I crocheted this warm long scarf. Just in time, because winter seemed to reach our country suddenly last week.

This long scarf has three buttons on one end, so you can make an infinity scarf. But the buttons fit anywhere in the scarf, so that it can be worn in many different ways, such as a cardigan. It is very soft and very warm, wonderful!

Yarn: Artesano superchuncky, 50% alpaca, 50% Peruvian mountain wool. Crocheted in the linen stitch, in three colors, with hook 15mm.


Crocheted scarf, double folded and fixed with buttons.
Crocheted scarf, double folded and fixed with buttons.
Crocheted scarf,nice and warm!
Crocheted scarf, worn as a cardigan.
Crocheted scarf, worn as a cardigan.
Crocheted scarf, loosely worn around the shoulders.






Monday, 12 October 2015

Developing a pattern for crochet scarf

Last summer I bought some gorgeous yarn to crochet a warm, soft scarf with for upcoming winter. The yarn is Superchunky by Artesano. I used a 15 mm hook. 

I got inspired by different patterns on the internet, but I wanted something different. That's why I developed a pattern by myself, simply by trying different stitches. 

It turned out that with this thick yarn a simple stitch with only single crochet (USA) is the most beautiful. Double crochet (USA) and complicated patterns make the scarf unnecessarily thick and coarse, and moreover: it takes too much yarn. I had only eight skeins, so I had to measure and calculate to get the right size.

Trying different stitches. 

I chose the linen stitch, which is simple, but creates a lovely effect in multiple colors. 
Then I calculated how wide the scarf had to be. I wanted to wrap the scarf around my body like a cardigan, so I needed approximately 1.80 m. length. By crocheting a sample of one skein, I could measure and calculate how long the scarf would turn out. The brown one in the picture is too short, the green one is good.

Measuring and calculating....
The scarf in progress.

The final result, see my next post!