My boys have recently discovered how much fun it is to ride their bikes out in the street. Although we live at the end of a court, and therefore there is no passing traffic - I'm still a bit nervous about allowing them out unsupervised. It was a beautiful afternoon here yesterday, so I found myself a nice shady spot on the footpath... set up a chair... brought out my basket of rainbow yarns and started hooking.
It was brilliant. The boys rode around until they were exhausted, and I got one of my scarves done!
Mr Goldfish was out doing some Christmas shopping last night, so after the kids were in bed, I had the place to myself. Instead of fussing about with chores, I indulged in my crochet and got the second scarf completed!
I feel a bit cheeky calling this a pattern... more like instructions, really...
I've used a 5.0mm hook, and mostly 8ply yarn... although the red was a 12ply... the green and violet were 4ply, so I worked them with two strands held together... the indigo was even finer, so I held three strands of that together as I worked
basically, you can use whatever you like!
my yarn types were varied, too... the red is wool, the orange is acrylic, the yellow is wool, the green is cotton, the blue is something hairy, the indigo is a novelty ribbon yarn, and the violet is wool
again, this is YOUR scarf... so use whatever you like!
the scarf is worked sideways in sc (US)
just chain the length you want the scarf to be. I pop it around my neck to check the length. I usually like this type of scarf to sit an inch or two below my waist line... so I use that as a rough guide for my chain length... bearing in mind that there will be a tassel added also. Keep the chain loose for two reasons... 1. it is easier to work into the chain on your first row if they are not too tight, and 2. your scarf will tend to twist on itself if the chains are too tight
sc into the 2nd chain from hook, and every chain after that until you reach the end
leave a tail of a couple of inches and fasten off
turn work and add the next colour... continue working in rows of sc, leaving long tails at each end
I've worked 13 rows in total
red - orange - yellow - green - blue - indigo - violet - indigo - blue - green - yellow - orange - red
on the second scarf I worked the colours in reverse order
violet - indigo - blue - green - yellow - orange - red - orange - yellow - green - blue - indigo - violet
when the rows are completed, firmly knot each 'tail' to the one next to it... these will form the tassel... I chose to add a little extra to add some bulk, but it all comes down to personal preference
then I just trimmed the tails to an even length, and blocked the scarf lightly using a steam iron