Last August I walked into a yarn store near my in-laws', and started a little love affair with purple. I like lots of colours and I like playing with different combinations even more, but I can't deny it: at the moment I'm obsessed with mauve, lilac, violet...
The question is, are these colours wearable? I think they are, and today I'm so pleased to introduce you to Lavender Skies.
The Lavender Skies pattern gives you not one, but three beautiful mid-season accessories:
a skinny scarf, a fringed scarf and a cowl.
Each version uses the same motif in five contrasting, nature-inspired colours - think fields of lilac lavender under a bright blue sky on a sun-drenched day (there's a deluge outside my window as I write this, so excuse me while I cling on that image for dear life!)
Rows of intricate Woven Shell stitch are offset with the more the subtle Linen stitch to create an interesting and textured piece. If you’ve never tried the Woven Shell before, don’t worry - a full photo tutorial of this stitch is available right here on the Emmy+LIEN website to accompany the pattern:
Any other tricky parts are explained in full and illustrated with photos and diagrams in the pattern.
This pattern is suitable for advanced beginners who want to learn more complex stitches, or for experienced crocheters looking for a fun and quick project.
4 mm crochet hook (US size 6)
yarn PER SCARF: 1 x 50 g ball each of Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo in cream (131), warm grey (170), peony (110), pip squeak purple (179), and deckster blue (120)
Any DK/light worsted yarn will work for this design. You will need approximately 100m (110 yards) of each colour. You can also use a different yarn weight, but please remember to adjust hook size accordingly. Yarn quantities will vary.
Skinny Scarf: 9cm x 200cm (3.5”x 78”)
Fringed Scarf: 11.5cm x 160cm (4.5” x 63”)
Cowl: 13cm x 120 cm (5” x 47”)
One repeat of rows 1-11 should measure 9cm in width and 12.5cm in height (3.5” x 5”)
Stitches + Skills
Basic crochet stitches, colour changing, Woven Shell stitch (explained), Linen stitch (explained)
Each of the three scarves has been designed to use no more than one 50g ball of each colour. If you choose to make any of the scarves longer or wider, you will need to purchase additional yarn.
You can purchase the PDF download in US and UK terms from my Ravelry store now.
€4.00 (plus VAT if applicable)
With special thanks to my darling and super-patient husband for taking the first shot.