I definitely prefer to knit but sometimes my fingers need a change and I want the effect and speed of crochet. I love this little "One-Skein Scarf" from Debbie Stoller's The Happy Hooker.
It tiook no more than two hours.It's very pretty and drapes beautifully thanks to the lovely PoshYarn Sophia 6 ply (DK) colour Ruby Tuesday. The pattern is in Debbie Stoller's Happy Hooker. I used a 4.5mm hook for most of it and a 6mm hook for the beginning 130 chain. It is 3" wide at its widest and 48" long used all of my 55gm skein.
This one has quite a look of crochet about it but is in fact knitted. The pattern is in Simply Knitting Spring 2006 Issue 14. I used Rowan Tweed left over from Kate's bag (scroll down) on a 6mm Addi turbo.
It's one of those Moebius scarves that were popular a while back. This one has the twist built into the cast-on which is in the middle of the scarf and as you knit you are working both edges at the same time.
Hmm...that sounds very complicated if not incomprehensible. I've ordered Cat Bordhi's "Treasuryof Magical Knitting" and I know there is a very detailed explanation here. It should arrive early next week.
I enjoyed knitting this and I think when my book arrives I shall make more!
Another crocheted one in different yarns.
The grey is "Ecological Wool" that I bought at the Knitting and Stitchcraft show at the NEC Birmingham a week or so ago and the lime and dark grey are Drops Alpaca from Scandinavian Knitting Design both used double.
The yellowy colour in the scarf is actually a lovely lime -the colour is more like the ball at the very bottom of this next picture.
Now I'm not sure exactly what to do next. I need one or two more rows of trebles but I can't decide which colour. Any ideas?