Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Pale Blue Scarf

I found some lovely yarn at Michael's -- "Vanna's Choice" by Lion Brand. The color is Silver Blue. I used a large crochet hook, size N, for a soft, loose feel. I used this pattern once before. The pattern instructions are found at this blog, The Art of Zen. It turned out just as I wanted it to.
This color below is more accurate for the yarn -- it's a silver blue, paler than baby blue. The pattern design is so delightful.
Here's a close-up:
I made mine wider than the original pattern called for -- four full shells across instead of three. I finished this while I sat at the hospital on Tuesday, and I wore it a little. Immediately I noticed that when I'd glance down, the scarf had slid:  one side was much lower than the other. This is what I dislike about scarves. So I attached a button right away. I don't need a buttonhole; with all the holes already available in the crochet weave, I just pick a spot. A single button is quick and easy, and does the trick.
I wanted a warm scarf, one that would snuggle my neck and keep my front warm. This is perfect with a winter coat. It's nearly as wide as a vest, but without bulk in the back. It's not endlessly long, and it stays put. Perfect!

5 comments:

  1. what a pretty color. I like scarves, especially this time of year. Well done!

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  2. Very stylish and one of my favorite colors. This must say something about the weather...you making something to be warm and having the indoor time and energy to do so.

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  3. The color is great, isn't it? You're right Jeannette -- it's been cold and windy, and I've been INSIDE :)

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  4. Very pretty! I've decided I need more scarves. I learned to crochet a long time ago and would like to reteach/teach (because I don't remember a thing) myself. I noticed the pictures of your children. I have four children, too, in the same boy-girl-boy-girl order.

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  5. Yes -- we have THREE in college now (oh my), and one girl left at home :)

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