Tuesday, 9 May 2017
DEBBIE’s PISTA n BERRY INFINITY COWL
Recently I’ve been blessed and gifted with a lot of yarn.. and most of it in varieties that I’ve been longing to try.
My first lot of yarn was in the wonderful Katia Jaipur Mercerised cotton yarn and with this gorgeous yarn I’ve made a top and a pair of scarves….. and this second lot is from Debbie Bliss Cotton Demin DK yarns.
In case you’ve just joined me, please check the end of this blog for all my earlier work and patterns. Please also go through alllllllllll of my wordsy blog as there are snippets of information scattered all through.
Thanks for joining me once again as we work on and discover this new really easy peasy pattern together. J
Materials used : Today I’ve used ~ 100 gms each (of two colours) of the lovely Debbie Bliss Cotton Denim DK yarn with a 4 mm crochet hook
For Indians : The Debbie Bliss yarn is a just slightly thicker than our Indian Laura knitting cotton, or like our 8-ply White Rose knitting cotton. With this pattern, I suggest a thicker yarn - It works better.
Stitches used :
fsc : Foundation Single Crochet : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this superb video by Tamara Kelly at the link http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc/
How to carry your yarn along when using more than one colour : http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-carry-yarn-in-crochet.html
How to seamlessly change colours : http://newstitchaday.com/how-to-crochet-how-to-change-colors-seamlessly/
OR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6979knxSLKM ; OR https://in.pinterest.com/pin/AfT2pNSH5UkOfP2tnqPfLVArcRQU8WX4t4xrqj_fD-a211_E61Yd5HM/
Abbreviations used : Using U.S Terminology
fsc : Foundation single crochet ch : Chain
sc : Single crochet sp(s) : Space(s)
st(s) : Stitch(es) hk : Hook
lp : Loop(s) yo : Yarn Over
sk : Skip
Instructions : (Using U.S Terminology)
For this awesome and really easy pattern, I have decided to use two colours of yarn. The yarn I am using is a thickish / DK yarn and I think that is what makes this look so much nicer.
After completing the yarn, I wondered how this same pattern would look had I interchanged colours every other row, instead of working one full section in one color and then changing to the second one. So if you do decide to experiment (before I do), do remember to tag me.. and oh, please do also remember to credit me for this pattern…
Oh and do check the top of this blog for a set of informational links on how to work with two colours of yarn.
I have decided to make this a continuous infinity scarf , I have started with the MC (or the 1st colour)using an even number of stitches and we will work along the length of our cowl.
I have decided to use two colours, but you can well make this with a single block colour as well, with similarly stunning effects. May I suggest though that you use a thickish yarn to get the bulky look.
In case you wish to experiment, then here’s a neat video link to make thin yarn into bulky yarn instantly – IT WORKS.. I’ve tried it !
Right ho.. let’s start.
Start : (with MC) : using fsc and an even number of stitches for the length needed for your cowl. Keeping your fsc strand flat, join with a sl-st to the 1st st.
Round 1 : (with MC) : 2 sc in the 1st fsc ;
*ch 1, sk next 2 fsc, 2 sc in the next fsc* ;
rep *to* till the end and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.
Now in case you are going to do what I have, you will continue with MC or your 1st colour.
In case you are going to experiment, then here’s where you will attach your CC or 2nd Contrast Colour.
As we may be using different yarns here (i.e MC or CC), I am not going to specify which colour. So below is a close up of the stitch - and if you are changing colours every alternate round, then this is how it will look - well, you will get an idea, don't you? So go ahead.. change colours and try the difference!
Round 2 : sl-st into the 1st ch-1 sp , 2 sc in the same ch-1 sp ;
*ch 1, sk next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next ch-1 sp* ;
rep *to* till the end and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.
And that’s it.. a one-line repeat all around.
Rep Round 2 till you have the width needed for your scarf.
Here’s a neat tweak (and you will get a really neat finish as well). Instead of joining every round at the end with a sl-st, you can just work in continuous rounds. It’s just that first round where it is a wee bit tricky and you will need to skip over the last set of stitches, find that first ch-1 sp and work your 2 sc into that.. after that, you will not even realise when you have reached the end, and you can just work round and round till you are done.
The only time you will probably realise that you are at *the end* is if you are changing colours every alternate round – but even then, if you loop your used and to be used thread around each other neatly, (as suggested in the links given above), then you will have a project that has no *end* and is totally reversible as well. Try it out.. and see what a glorious project you will end up with!
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