We have a shiny new pattern for you today! Are you feeling a bit Bah Humbug after all the festivities and want to slink off on your own to crochet and escape the family? Maybe you got a special skein of yarn for Christmas that you want to make the most of? Or perhaps you want to get a head start on your new year's resolution of busting through that stash? Regardless of your motive, we hope you will love the Humbug Scarf.
Its a quick make, suitable for novice crocheters. If you are more experienced it's wonderfully mindless - have a chat while you make it, take it to knit night, work it on a car trip , go ahead and have that glass or two of wine while you work it!
It uses just one 100g skein of 4ply. We designed it for beautiful pooling on a skein of Sparkleduck Socka yarn which is a self striping sock yarn. It will work well with other self striping yarns, especially hand dyed ones or with highly variegated yarns as the pattern is designed to break up the colours and create pretty strands of colour across the piece, and it being worked on the bias helps make variegateds look great too.
If you fancy giving it a go you can buy it here as a pdf for £3. (print version will be available in January)
The details you need are here:
Finished depth: 23cm/9in
Finished length: 165cm/65in
Length is easily adjusted by working more or fewer rows. A deeper scarf can be achieved by working more repeats in the set up section. Altering the size alters the yarn required.
1 100g skein Sparkleduck Socka (4ply weight, 80% Merino Superwash Wool, 20%nylon, 365m) in Another 48 to Go.
4.5mm (US 7) hook.
20 sts and 16 rows in pattern to 10 cm/4in using 4.5mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)
Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, increasing, missing stitches.
Started at one end, worked on the bias, an initial increase section is worked followed by a series of wedges that are all the same length.