Friday, 29 July 2011

KEEPING IT SIMPLE - Scarves and Mittens

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WHAT SUMMER?

You may ask where is it? It is coming to the end of  July and supposedly it is summer here in the UK.  However, lately the temperatures have not risen high enough for me to get out of wearing two and sometimes even three layers.  Which is why it is so easy to be crocheting scarves, be they mobius, cowls, or keyhole and mittens, fingerless of course my favourite.  I don't need full gloves in winter unless it is absolutely freezing.



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I am keeping myself busy in the warmth of indoors, I have just finished another "simply beautiful" scarf and mittens ensemble. This time it's a keyhole scarf with "mix and match" mittens and my favourite "perfect heart" motif pattern.
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Easy Honeycomb Stitch

Again, I have used my simplified version of the "honeycomb stitch" to make this colourful set.

You may say this is not the honeycombe stitch you know. I too have crocheted the honeycomb stitch and enjoyed the complexity, but here for this exercise I have used a simpler version of the stitch. 
A simple row of FPdc and dc, and then a row of BPdc and dc, a simple combination of stitches producing a very tactile textured fabric.
The texture of the fabric traps air and keeps you warm and it also creates a fabric with stretch and elasticity, therefore it stretches and springs back into shape.


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Sweetheart Ensemble

I am naming this ensemble "sweetheart" obviously for the little heart motif, what else could I call it?  and I just love these colours, I am using Rowan Yarn Wool Cotton DK (50% Merino Wool 50% Cotton). Colours are Rich 911 and Bilberry 969.  I just love this yarn, soft and warm and easy to work with.


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PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY:  Easy Intermediate
YARN: Rowan Wool Cotton or Rowan Belle Organic DK
NOTIONS: 4mm Hook, Yarn needle
SIZES:  One size - Ladies Medium/Large
This pattern is written in USA AMERICAN crochet terms.

TWO PATTERNS - Keyhole Scarf and Fingerless Mittens - ladies scarf and gloves - beautiful textured stitch, complimented with the "perfect sweetheart" motif. PERFECT GIFT. 


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SWEETHEART Keyhole Scarf and Mittens Crochet Pattern
is available from my online stores:

CRAFTSY      ETSY      RAVELRY

Enjoy!
Ciao, ciao!


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Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.
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