Monday, December 2, 2013

"Extended Fan" Scarf

Notice how the sequins glitter but are not overdone?

Closeup of the sequins on the Schmaltz yarn

I really like this this scarf and the pattern used. Same yarns as before. Also about 6 feet in length. I used a sweater pattern and made about 15 fans. Circled around and repeated it all on the other side of the foundation chain.

Snaky Scarf

As promised, here's the first scarf, using the yarns mentioned in my previous post: Schmaltz and Caracara.

This scarf is based on the "Lacy Lapghan" pattern created by Sandi Marshall at About Crochet ( When I saw it, it struck me that it would look very nice in a much airier pattern. I held a strand of each yarn together and used an enormous  (N) hook. Because of the scarf's narrowness, it worked up very quickly -- 20 rows to the end. I added a final row of 2dc, sk 2 st, 6 dc, sk 2 st (twice), 2 dc to make it fan out a bit. Turned it around and repeated the scarf from the other end of the foundation chain. When blocked, it stretched out quite nicely and has loads of drape. Not much stitch definition, but an overall pleasing pattern. Now, who's going to get this scarf?
Close-up of one end. See the bling?

Over six feet!

Hooked Again

I've been frantically crocheting scarves that will be Christmas presents this year; will post pix shortly. I discovered that the store Tuesday Morning sells discounted yarn, so have done quite a bit of shopping there in the last month or so. I found the most delightful yarn, Knitting Fever Schmaltz Yarn ( that is nearly 300 yards of polyester with sequins. (Delightful in one sense -- lots of bling; terrible to work with, though, as it's so slippery that it slides off the surface. I couldn't find an interior end to pull so have ended up with many knots and tangles. I eventually found a way to tame it, and it's definitely worth using, but needs lots of patience to work with.)

Schmaltz knits up very nicely with other yarns that I'm using--Queensland Caracara ( that's a very fine blend of acrylic, nylon, and mohair.