Saturday, January 23, 2010

springy scarf

first, an homage to brooklyntweed:
all right, here's my tunisian crochet spring scarf:
1 skein, divided in half, of noro taiyo (colorway 11), and about .8 skein of debbie bliss donegal luxury tweed, colour 360002, if you please, representing my neutral. it's a very soft celery green. size I tunisian crochet hook. cast on 15, use the 3 color technique, starting the noro at different colors and voila! (knitters who find the classic tunisian crochet cast-on fiddly and annoying, see *** below.)
i added the beads to make it more springy and to establish the green as a bit of a foundation.
it's hanging at abuelita's right now, and i'll teach the class this tuesday. it's full! but we're scheduling another one soon.
my adorable model.

*** casting on for tunisian crochet can be fiddly if you're trying to get that perfect bottom edge. for this scarf, i accidently did a long-tail cast-on (force of habit with a needle in one hand and yarn in the other) and it worked great! in the third picture, it's the pink end. it does not match the bind-off exactly, but i don't think it's muggle-obvious.

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