Kittyboo Crochet

November 21, 2007

Scarf of Many Colours

Filed under: Crochet - finished objects,Yarn Reviews — by Rebecca @ 2:17 pm
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The yarn is Rowan Country, an 100% wool, chunky yarn. It is a beautiful mix of reds, oranges, pinks, purples and a little green. I loved working with it. The scarf worked up incredibly quickly and slid over my bamboo hook very smoothly. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more of it!

November 6, 2007

Ruffle Scarf

Filed under: Crochet - finished objects,Yarn Reviews — by Rebecca @ 10:14 am



Ruffle Scarf

Originally uploaded by kittyboo crochet

Another way to wear the scarf. You can see the shape of the ruffles a bit better in this one…..

A bit about the yarn: The yarn used was Wendy Allegra which is 32% Alpaca 31% Acrylic 37% Polyester. Throughout the making of the scarf I was trying to decide whether I loved or hated it and, I’m sad to say, that I’ve finally come to the conclusion that it’s not very nice! Although it looks quite pretty in these pictures, for me, it has three major drawbacks. Firstly, I’m concerned that it’s a little bit too scratchy to wear close to the skin. I have quite sensitive skin, so this could just be me! Hubby says it’s fine but it’s definately not as soft as other yarns I’ve used. Secondly, it’s a bit more hairy than I’d have liked. Perhaps I’m just being picky (after all it was quite cheap!) but I’ve got some similiarly priced mohair which is far nicer. Finally, I wasn’t keen on how much the thickness of the yarn varies. At some points its close to laceweight and at others its more like DK. In some projects this could be a good thing, but not, I think, for this scarf

October 22, 2007

Lacy Spiral Scarf

Filed under: Crochet - finished objects,Pattern Reviews,Yarn Reviews — by Rebecca @ 8:54 am
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Lacy Spiral Scarf

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I gave this as a gift to my sister-in-law. I will definately use both the pattern and yarn again although I think I would make the scarf a little longer next time and perhaps add an extra row.

The modifications I made:

I added a row of double crochet in at the very beginning and as a last row to make the scarf coils slightly looser.

Lacy Spiral Scarf

Filed under: Crochet - finished objects,Pattern Reviews,Yarn Reviews — by Rebecca @ 8:49 am
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Lacy Spiral Scarf

Originally uploaded by kittyboo crochet

Pattern: Spiral Scarf from ‘First Crochet’ by Lesley Stanfield
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere

This was a very easy pattern to follow and the end results look far more complicated than it actually was to make. The yarn has a lovely silky soft feel to it and is nice to wear next to the skin – not scratchy at all.

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