Friday, March 9, 2012

A New Pattern Release: The Chinois Scarf



I would like to introduce you to my latest scarf pattern, the Chinois Scarf. This design was inspired by my love of using chunky yarn in a delicate way. I love the juxtaposition of the strong chain links with the lacy motifs. I think it creates balance in a unique way. I named it the Chinois Scarf, because it reminds me of beautiful Chinese silk fabrics like the one pictured below.


I learned a very important design lesson with this scarf. Always wear your creations in an everyday setting to test them out, and see where any improvements can be made.  I wore this scarf to pick up my daughter from school one windy day, and I found out that the motifs needed to be reversible, so the scarf can move with you and look great at all times! So I devised a way to make the motifs look virtually the same on both sides. It is a great project for that beautiful variegated yarn you have been saving or wanting to buy!  A stitch diagram for the motif is included in the pattern, along with the written instructions to make the pattern as clear as possible.



Skill level: Intermediate

MATERIALS

Yarn: 

Schachenmayr nomotta “Boston”, in Gelb #00021 & Billardgrun # 00070 (1 skein each)

King Cole “Riot Chunky”, in Seashore #653 (1 skein)

Hook sizes: L/12 (8.00mm), and H/8 (5.00mm), or size to obtain gauge

Notions: Yarn needle, rust-proof pins, blocking board


If you would like to purchase the pattern, it is available as a pdf download for $3.95.


In honor of the release of this pattern, I would like to give a copy away.  To enter to win, please leave a comment on this post, and the winner will be chosen randomly. Entries will be accepted for one week, and I will announce the winner next Friday (March 16th)!

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20 comments:

  1. It looks gorgeous!!! Congratulations....curiously, I just finished a necklace last night and wore it today for work, just to check if it would work!!!! and it did!

    Thanks for sharing and congratulations again!

    Elena (Las cosas de Erb)

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  2. O.K., that is way too cool. What a beautiful job you need both designing the pattern and working it up. Please enter me in your contest.

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  3. What an awesome pattern - please enter me in your contest.

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  4. Oooh how awesome! Count me in!

    Knittinggirl13 on rav.

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  5. Pretty! I love that you used chunky yarn but still have a delicate scarf. Please enter me in your contest. I'm going to begin following your blog, too.

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  6. I love the motif you used in this scarf!

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  7. What an AMAZING scarf! I love that it is double sided too. Thank you for hosting the contest <3

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  8. This looks more like a piece of jewelry than a scarf. How beautiful!

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  9. What a unique design. I would love to make one for my Grand-daughter! Please enter me in your contest to win the pattern. Thanks!

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  10. Absolutely incredible... what an amazing talent and eye for color. Just beautiful.

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  11. Beautiful scarf. I craft items to donate to various organizations as fundraisers. This would be a fantastic scarf for such a purpose. I hope I win! Thank you for this post.

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  12. Love love love! The chinese theme is just gorgeous. If I don't win the pattern, I just might have to give in and buy it, hehe. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. This is gorgeous! You have great imagination!

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  14. Beautiful workmanship. Love the scarf. I might have to purchase this pattern. I am always looking for new and interesting ideas for crocheting. May you crochet many more beautiful things.

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  15. I am totally in love with your blog. Thanks for sharing your beautiful projects and awesome talent. I was so excited to find it today via the Crochet Tour.

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  16. You're a genius! I love the ideas you have, and the skillful way you translate them into beautiful crocheted accessories. You have a wonderful blog, and I am glad I happened across it!

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  17. Thank you so much Mashelle Washburn for your kind comments! You have made my day! :-)

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