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Saturday, 3 February 2018

Stripy crochet scarves

On a trip to Manchester a few years ago I came across a lovely yarn store - Purl City Yarns by accident. We were there for a football match and it was just across the road from the pub we were all meeting in.  I could have spent a fortune there but I finally chose two yarns. It seems that this shop has closed down in the time since my visit, which is a shame.

My first purchase was two balls of Louisa Harding Amitola in blue/grey colours called 'seascape' and my second choice was Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Lace in a red and pink colour way. Both of these were self striping yarns - not something I had ever tried working with previously.

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I knew I wanted to make a lightweight scarf out of the blue yarn. I found this pattern on Ravelry and adapted it slightly.



I just love the intricate detail of this pattern and the gradual changes in colour.

As for the red/pink lace yarn I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it when I bought it but when I saw this pin and found the pattern was free on the Lion Brand website, I knew that was the pattern I wanted to try with this yarn.




It also made a beautiful and delicate item and was the perfect yarn for this item because of the longer lengths of each colour before a colour change.

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