One Skein Scarf

I actually made this scarf back in February and had completed forgotten to put it up in here. When Knitting Camp was first announced they mentioned a competition they were running at camp to make an item with one skein of yarn, I decided to take up the challenge and this is what I made.

The pattern is One Skein Crochet Scarf by Denise Cozzitorto. The pattern is US terms (crochet terms are different in the US and the UK) and is really easy to follow. It works up really quickly as the only stitches you are doing are US double crochets (UK trebles) The border is just a row of shell stitch all around to form the curves. This was my first time doing shell stitch and it was so easy. I love how it creates interest to the edging and has the sleek curve on top, I tend to like smooth edges.

I used Bendigo Woolen Mills Bloom yarn in shade blue. It is 100% wool, hand washable and is really soft. The yarn is a variegated yarn as well as blue there is lots of greens and purples in it too. I had never used any of their variegated yarn so brought this wool to try it out. The colour change is really nice and the colours all blend together. This only used about 100g of yarn so I still have about half a ball left which means I should have enough to make another scarf I might just make it smaller to be sure. I think I used a size K hook, it was larger than my normal size hooks which are usually G or H.

I enjoyed the challenge of trying to make something with only one skein of yarn. With this scarf I got to try out a new pattern, learn a new crochet stitch and work with a new yarn, I may not have won the challenge at camp but I did win craft wise as I got new experiences.



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