Friday, August 22, 2008
More Dyeing and Recycled Cashmere Scarf Pattern
I have been unraveling sweaters and dyeing yarn and working on a kind of original crocheted scarf pattern as well as working on a knitted hat along with all the other stuff I have to do so I've been pretty busy the last couple of days.
I started unravelling a garage sale sweater that was a 100% wool and a bright yellow. It had a couple small holes so the yarn is joined in a couple of places. It is lace weight and I might make a shawl out of it. Of course bright yellow would never do so into the crock pot it went, one skein at a time, along with some Cushings dyes in old gold, navy, and silver grey green. I wasn't really sure about the color combination, but Sio really likes it. She said I should list it on Etsy. I don't know, maybe I will. I've only dyed the 2 sleeves though, I'll do the rest later on today. The other yarn is a partial skein of Lion Fisherman Wool; I dyed it in the oven wrapped in plastic and steamed. I also started plying some other lace weight yarn I had unravelled from a different sweater quite awhile ago, it's just been sitting in the yarn drawer. It's 100% Shetland wool I believe, and I'm making it a 2 ply.
This scarf is turning out so well, and I decided to try my hand at writing out the pattern for it. The pattern is based on a pattern from a Treasury of Crocheted patterns and is a multiple of 8 plus 2. It can be adjusted for any size yarn and hook. I am not claiming this is an original pattern; the sequence is so easy that I'm sure someone else on the web some where has probably already done it; or something very similar.
Lacy Crochet Cashmere Scarf
Size F hook
about 320 yds of sport weight yarn ( I used recycled yarn from a
cashmere sweater I found at the thrift store which I unravelled
and then dyed. The 2 sleeves are enough for the scarf.)
It measures about 4 1/2 inches across.
Foundation: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (25 scs)ch 4 turn
Row 1:skip first sc, dc in next sc *ch 1, skip 2 sc, in next sc work 1dc ch 3 and 1 dc (v-stitch made), ch 1, sk 2 sc, 1 dc in each of
next 3 sc (3dc group made). Repeat from * endng with 1 dc in each of last 2 sc. Ch 4, turn.
Row 2: 1 dc in first dc, *ch 1, in v-stitch work 7 dc (shell made), ch 1 1 dc in center dc of next dc group; rep from *, ending 1 dc under turning ch, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch.Ch 4, turn
Row 3: 1 dc in 1st dc *ch 1, skip 1st 2 dc of shell, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, skip next 2 dc of shell, v stitch in next dc repeat from * ending 1 dc under turning ch, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Ch 4 turn.
Row 4: 3 dc in 1st dc, *ch 1, 1 dc in center dc of next dc group, ch 1, shell in next v stitch; rep from * ending with 3 dc under turning ch, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Ch 3 turn
Row 5: 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, v-stitch in next dc, * ch 1, skip 1st 2 dc of shell, dc in next 3 dc, skip next 2 dc, v-stitch in next dc,repeat from * ending with dc in last dc of previous row and in turning chain.
Repeat rows 2-5 for pattern til desired length is reached.