Sunday, March 27, 2011

Crocheted Finished Object: the Orphan Scarf

The name of this scarf, designed by Doris Chan, comes from that fact that you can make it from an "orphaned" ball of sock yarn. I actually wanted a short scarf, and so I used even less than that.

This is another one of those clever-but-simple patterns: it's just single crochet, the easiest stitch there is. But you work the single crochet with, how can I put this? negative tension? Basically, you make it as loose as possible, and then, when it's finished, stretch it as hard as you can. And you end up with this:

I think this will be a good scarf for summer, because it's so lightweight and lacy. Also a nice little project if you have a bit of leftover yarn. I have a tiny bit of laceweight leftover from my mossy spiral scarf, and I think I might use it to make another one of these, probably a little narrower.

Peace of Christ to you,

Jessica Snell


Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

Ooh! I REALLY like this one! Unexpected, somehow, and lovely.

Katie K said...

That is super nifty!