Many a year ago I bought some very expensive yarn to make two scarfs. They were Rowan aran Pure Wool in Red & yellow and green & grey (or Gryffindor and Slytherin colours). And if I can remember correctly they were about £8 for each 100g ball. By far the most expensive yarn I’ve ever bought.
My plan was to knit a tube scarf in stockinette stitch but I’d never done cookie changes like that before and wanted to make sure they were smooth with no holes so i used the red and yellow yarn as practice.
And it ended up with a long, warm heavy and comfy scarf that I absolutely loved but it I’m not a Gryffindor so it was time to knit my perfect scarf…..
But by then my health was worse and I haven’t been able to knit since which meant that the perfect expensive yarn sat unused.
For years I’ve been trying to find a crochet stitch that I like enough to use the yarn in that would accommodate stripes, was soft and was reversible but I couldn’t find one. Knitted stockinette stitch was perfect and I couldn’t get over it.
But finally, I came across the crochet linen stitch again. And I liked it enough to use it.
So ta da:
It only used half the yarn I had though (knitting a tube scarf uses a lot of yarn!) so I still have quite a lot left over that I need to figure out. Any suggestions?
Closer look at the stitching:
It’s really lovely and soft, not as soft or as lovely as my original scarf but still very nice. The only problem now is that I don’t actually wear yarn scarfs anymore….I wear fabric ones. D’oh!
Maybe I should start taking commissions from friends and family or something. They buy me yarn – I make them a scarf. Because as much as I enjoy crocheting I never actually use anything I make and my mum only needs so many scarfs….