Tuesday, December 10, 2019

A Variation on the Catena Scarf

When submitting a design idea to a magazine, sometimes things change based on what the editors are looking for. In the case of the Catena Scarf for Interweave Crochet Magazine, the look of the scarf changed because of the yarn choice. When I made the sample, I used yarn that I found available in Kuwait in my local yarn shop, and when they went to choose yarn for the magazine project, they couldn't find anything similar in the brand they wanted to use. 

The original swatch used yarns from the Turkish Nako company: "Sport Wool" & hook size H/8  for the base of the scarf, and "Spaghetti" & hook size N/15 for the surface crochet. 

So if you prefer a little warmer and chunkier version of the scarf, you can switch to heavier loftier yarns. For the original sample, I also chose the two yarns in as close to the same color as I could get, and in the magazine we used two different colors. You could also go the other way and use 2 very contrasting colors for another look.

This sample emulates a shaker knit

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

My Catena Crochet Scarf in Interweave Crochet Magazine!

Winter is an amazing time to crochet, and I am super excited to have a fun scarf pattern in the new Winter 2020 issue of Interweave Crochet! This scarf is such fun to crochet and it includes my favorite technique, surface crochet. You begin by crocheting a mesh base, then you surface crochet into it with a heavier weight yarn, to create a lovely warm textured scarf. You can really be creative with your yarn choices with this pattern!

There are many beautiful patterns in this issue! Head over to the Ravelry Page for the issue to favorite the patterns you like the most!