Finished: Blue Lace Scarf

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The other night I was searching the web for a new interesting pattern to try. I came across this youtube tutorial by Yolanda Soto Lopez and had to give it a go. I love the lacey look of this pattern and was happy to find it was really really simple. Only a 4 row repeat! This is great as I hate reading line by line patterns. I looked for some yarn in my stash and grabbed Super Soft by Lincraft. This yarn is amazingly soft and easy to work with. I used a 6mm hook as it was a Continue reading Finished: Blue Lace Scarf

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Yarn Review: Regia Hand-dye Effect

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Yarn Name: Regia Hand-dye Effect

Colourway: Fog
Yarn Weight: 4 Ply
Blend: 70% new wool, 25% polyamide and 5% acrylic
Ball Weight: 100g (3.5oz)
Colour: Long colour transitions with hand dyed effects 
Knots/joins: One tiny join that was easy to hide
Suitable for: Socks, scarfs, shawls, anything wearable!

Notes: I found this yarn at a tiny craft store I visit. This wool feels like it’s hand spun with some slight imperfections where the yarn got thinner. I was making a scarf so this was not an issue, but i would imagine it would cause some worry if you were working on another project. The effect of this yarn is amazing, totally looks like a one off hand spun and dyed ball of wool. I would use this again if I ever found it again!

Finished: Purple Scarf

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I’ve had this yarn for a while now and was unsure what to make with it. Initially I thought it would make a good doily but couldn’t find a nice pattern so it sat in my stash. I recently rediscovered Revelry and have since spent hours and hours looking at crochet patterns. I came across the Crochet Unforgettable Scarf by bobwilson123  and it was super easy to understand. I can’t read patterns too well, but this one was good! You can use any weight yarn as it’s just a two row repeat! I worked with a 4mm hook and set to work. It came together really fast and was simple enough to be able to crochet without thinking. The wool looks super awesome, like it was make for this pattern. After weaving the ends it was done! I was going to block it but I don’t think it needs it. It’s the perfect length to wrap up in! This pattern is super easy and I can’t wait to try it in all sorts of wool!

Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-unforgettable-scarf

Yarn: http://www.loveknitting.com/schoppel-wolle-crazy-zauberball