‘Oh that looks pretty!’ I muttered to myself as I clicked through to the Etsy store. One of my Crochettes (Crochet Coach members) has gone to the dark side and started dying her own yarn. You know you’ve reached the next level of yarn addiction when you start doing that. I won’t say I haven’t been tempted by straight up fibre art myself. There’s a vintage spinning wheel in my grandmother-in-law’s shed that’s been calling my name for years so it didn’t surprise me when Ellie opened her own indie yarn store. Fibre art will get us all eventually. Mark my words.
I promptly bought two skeins of her lux yarn, with absolutely no idea what I wanted to do with them. I do this a lot with lux yarn. Everywhere I go in the world, I have to visit all the yarn stores and I never leave empty-handed. A teeny, horrifyingly expensive ball of linen yarn. A one-kilo cone of raw alpaca yarn. Very fine crochet thread with actual gold spun through it. I’m a total sucker for the fancy shit. Most crocheters are right? The problem with this is that we all end up with these gorgeous, expensive stashes that we can’t really use because we don’t have enough of any yarn to make something decent with it.
That was the inspiration behind this crochet scarf pattern. I had a Crochette send me a photo of a knit tapered scarf and asked me to design a crochet version. When Ellie’s yarn arrived in the post (smelling sweet as all hand dyed yarn does!) I challenged myself to make a scarf using just those two skeins.
Here’s all the stuff you need to make this crochet scarf – the pattern will be available this week. Although this scarf is designed to use up your lux yarn stash so if you have two skeins of 8ply fancy yarn lying around definitely use them up. It’s all about the stash busting with this project.
Woolamaloo Luxe DK (70% Merino, 20% Nylon, 10% Silk; 1.76 oz/100g; 197 yds/180m): 2 balls in Bendelby Slate
Lincraft European Collection Balmy Yarn (Worsted/aran wright; 50% merino wool, 50% acrylic, 109 yds/100m, 50g): 2 balls in colour 1402
US G/5 (4mm) hook
Clover pom pom makers in size large using both sizes in pack (optional)
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