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Friday, November 11, 2011

"Slipstream A Crochet Scarf"

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Slipstream is a scarf pattern about color work and manipulation of stitches. I wanted to make a trendy scarf that had vertical and horizontal lines as options; With or without fringe, with or without a border. The subject is stripes vertical and horizontal. You have choices! Two Scarves 1 Pattern.      I am following mi intuition and following my heart when it comes to crochet.  I have a mission to bring crochet to a new level of fashion with color and textures that is wearable. This pattern has a video supplement to assist you in the making of the border for the Vertical Stripes Scarf  and weaving the ends in.

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I want to thank my friend “R. Buffalo, Jr." , for his suggestions , swatching and helping me with the proof reading of this pattern; Thanks to Naomi Balint for her Photographic Design Input and Michael for his devotion to me and helpful assistance.
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Featured yarn:
Simplicity dk by HiKoo (Horizontal Stripes) 2 Skeins of each color.
Crochet Hook: 5.00 mm (US H) for DK

This HiKoo Simplicity is great because you can put it in your washer and dryer. I have done it, so I know it is true.  It takes 2 skeins of each color and it makes a long scarf. I would have made it about 6 stitches shorter, and blocking it would make it longer. The Horizontal stripes is constructed lengthwise, so the ease is not much, yet it will grow some in length.
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Featured yarn:

Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool Worsted MC 190 yards CC 150 yards (Vertical Stripes)
Crochet Hook: ; 6.50 mm (US K) for Worsted Weight
Lionbrand Fisherman's wool is one of the most flexible wools I have seen. great for projects like this one and it blocks like a dream. You can also use Cascade 220 superwash worsted weight and you will have a fun washable scarf.  Just one skein of each color and you have a deal. 
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There is more to come in the following weeks as I take some time to make new patterns, with HiKoo Simplicity and Cascade 220.  I am in the motions of making the Gryffindor Philosopher's Hat into a pattern, this will be coming out within this month if the muses stay with me.  There is a Winter hat coming as well, so stay tune.   Thanks for stopping by!
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