Rainbow Scarf Pattern

This is a scarf that Maureen was wearing when she came shopping in our store. It looked so cheerful, we whipped it off her neck and wrote up the pattern for you.

Next time you visit us in our store wearing something fabulous that you have made, beware! There is no telling what we will do.

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Maureen’s Rainbow Scarf

You will need

3mm crochet hook. (these are currently our favourite hooks).

1 x Schoeppel Zauberball (sample is made in colour 1564).

British crochet terms used throughout.

Ch – chain

Dc – double crochet

Tr – treble

Sl st – slip stitch

Sts – stitches

Rep – repeat

 

Method

Chain 32.

Row 1: work 1dc in 3rd chain from the hook, work 1dc in each chain stitch to the end of the row. (31sts)

Row 2: ch3, *miss 2sts, 3tr into next stitch, rep to the end of row. (there should be 10 sets of 3 trebles).

Row 3: ch3, *miss 2sts and tr3 into space between trebles, rep to the end of the row.

Repeat row 3 until there is enough yarn left to make the scalloped edges for the top and bottom of the scarf.

Last row: (scallop edge) ch3, *work 6tr into next space between trebles, sl st into middle of next treble set (from previous row), repeat from * to last space, work 6tr and 1 sl st in last space.

Fasten off.

Repeat last row along beginning of scarf working over the row of dcs into the spaces.

Fasten off and sew away any ends.

 

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From all of us, happy knitting and crocheting. Come in and say hello and show us what you’re making.

 

 

 

 

Beautiful Knits from Melbourne

Knitters in Melbourne have been busy creating many fabulous things! We have had the pleasure of being inspired by some of these finished pieces when they have been brought into the store, and would like to share them with you.

This jumper looked superb in real life (and very nice in the photos)! We hear it feels great to wear, too!

 

Hal's Jumper

 

Hal knitted this in our Morris Norway 14 ply, in colour #2403. ‘Cara’ was designed by Gudrun Johnston of The Shetland Trader, and you can buy the pattern on Ravelry for US$6.50. While the pattern says that it uses an Aran/10 ply yarn, the original yarn has a tension of 14-16 stitches to 10cm, which is actually closer to a 14 ply. (Morris Norway 14 ply has 14 stitches to 10cm). It’s a good reminder to check the tension carefully when choosing a substitute yarn, and to knit a tension square! If you’re not quite sure how to measure one, this video might help. You’ll need 10 balls to knit a ‘Cara’ jumper in Norway 14 ply – pictured below.

 

Norway 14 ply

 

Also brought in recently was this colourful and fun blanket, knitted by Joanne. This must brighten up her day every time she sees it, which is a just reward for her efforts!

 

Joanne's Mitered Square Blanket

 

It uses many of the Reggae Ombre 10 ply colours from Schoppel Wolle, and shows them off fantastically! The squares are knitted in mitered garter stitch squares. If you’d like to learn how to knit them, this site is a good one to visit.

Here are some of the Reggae Ombre range (with a Reggae Print ball thrown in too – can you guess which?)

 

Reggae Ombre

 

Thanks Hal and Joanne, and keep up the good work everyone!