It’s been rather gray and gloomy around here for a few days. And it looks like it will be the weekend before we see the sun. So I thought it would be fun to post a pretty project I’ve been working on.
Isn’t that a pretty color? I am working with Abstract Fiber Handpainted Supersock yarn in the Valentine colorway. Very vibrant and cheery. This project started out as about 3 inches of a sock. And then it was about 3 inches of a different sock pattern. Then I tried it as a drop stitch scarf. While it was working up pretty, I just didn’t feel like the projects were representing the yarn as beautifully as it could be. Then I thought of the baby dress I just test crocheted and went off looking for a scarf done in Solomon’s Knot. I found a few that I liked and then I found the Firefly Scarf (pdf link). From the first 2 rows I knew I had found a winning combination. I am really loving this project 🙂 The Solomon’s Knots are fun to make and this yarn looks fabulous in a lace stitch. Here’s a look at the scarf close up:
I love how all those colors are distributed through the love knots. Lovely, isn’t it? If you want to try Solomon’s Knot, there are some good tutorials on the web. I really like this one. For my lefty friends, you may have to search a bit to find a left handed tutorial. If you can’t find one, give me a holler and I’ll throw together a pictorial for you 😉 Have a great day!
Edited to add: Want to duplicate this scarf? I am using the Firefly Scarf pattern from the July 2007 issue of Crochet! magazine – available in pdf format courtesy of ePatterns Central. Because this is a sock weight yarn, I made the following modifications:
Changed hook to size F hook
Made 14 solomon’s knot loops for the base row (row 1)
I am working row 2 exactly as it reads for the pattern. Have fun! 🙂