Design Process


Number three of Scarves Plain ‘N Fancy is off the needles. I’ll debut the FO once it’s been soaked and blocked. So gratifying to be finishing things.

What really has me chuffed is the scarf for my Beau. It’s almost done too – has practically crocheted itself! I can’t wait to see it on him – the advantage of family? Free knitwear models 🙂

My only idea when I started, in terms of design, was stripes. I had intended to knit this one but when I picked it up, the yarn wanted crochet. I started with one band and let the colours decide what they wanted. I like symmetry, so once I had a combination I liked I went from there.

The Beau is a big man and tall so  dimensions of this are 6″ by 10″.

Main bands done

Main bands done

Granny Square stripes started

Granny Square stripes started

I’ve worked a granny square stripe variation to join the bands and will probably do a wandering vine slip stitch to join those. I really love how this has turned out and I can see potential for variations on this. Although I find the end result very masculine, a change in yarn could make this perfectly suited to a more feminine look.

I’m off to start the first of the joins – will have an FO to post shortly.

Cheers!

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