Saturday, July 9, 2011

Pretty triangles

Pretty Triangle Scarf

Last October I was at my usual Saturday morning knit and crochet session with the Queanbeyan girls when Carrie brought along some gorgeous hand dyed merino/cashmere/nylon sock yarn to show us. I was lucky enough to snaffle a skein which had red tones - burgundy, scarlett and a little sparkle of pale red.

The quandary then was how to use it. I was on my "10 shawls in 2010" mission back then, but as the skein was only 400 metres long I wasn't too sure I'd get much of a crocheted shawl out of it. I came across a pattern called "Pretty Triangle Scarf" by Kim Miller, and decided it was the perfect pattern for my gorgeous skein of red. It was a little shawl, worn like a kerchief. I knew I'd get a lot of wear out of it.

Pretty Triangle Scarf

The yarn is gorgeous - soft, warm and springy. It was lovely to crochet and from memory the pattern only took me a couple of weeks to complete. All I had to do was block it and make the tassles.

Pretty Triangle Scarf - blocking

And of course that took me until this week to do. I was home sick with a bad cold, and some lovely warm sun was streaming through the spare bedroom windows. I took a chance, used my new blocking wires, and it was dry by the evening.

Pretty Triangle Scarf

I was doubtful that the tassles would look any good. But I like them now they're attached to the scarf. They work as a balancing weight against the rest of the scarf.

I'm on such a scarf and shawl bent at the moment. I have another red shawl currently being blocked on the spare bed which hopefully I'll be able to show you in the next couple of days. It's big and snuggly and I think I'm in love with it. I can't wait for it to come off the blocking wires (hopefully by tonight - my cold has me banished to the spare room, and that's the blocking bed!). Here's a sneak peak.

Toscane shawl - blocking

I'm supposed to be in the Blue Mountains at Wintersong with my friends this weekend, but my blasted cold has kept me away. I am consoling myself with lots of hot tea and lots of crocheting and sewing. It's not the same as singing, but it will have to do.


  1. Hey Michelle, love your scarf, it's very different and a gorgeous colour too.

    Hope you get over your cold ASAP, I'm sure the crafting will help, stay warm.

    From a cold North East Vic,

    Claire :}

  2. I would have been tassle suspicious too but it ALL looks Just. Right. (!)

  3. Lovely work! Hope you're feeling tip top soon!

  4. I LOVE the tassels! Perfect finishing touch, and so nice and plump!

    Looking forward to seeing the new one off the wires too.

    Hope you are over the cold soon.

  5. This is such a lovely red red shawl and the tassels work really well. I too am a bit iffy about tassels but in this case they're perfect.

    Looking forward to seeing the next one which is looking equally as nice :)

  6. oooh its beautiful! That shot at the top is gorgeous!
    yay for new red scarfy/shawly goodness on a cold weekend!

  7. That's a lovely shawl. Nice to have something nice and colourful to lift your mood.

  8. Love it! So worth the blocking in the end, even if it can be a pain :)

  9. Oh I love the triangle scarf, tassles and all. Your textile work is always lovely. Look forward to seeing the new scarf off the wires.

    Hope you're on the mend.

  10. Lovely scarfy shawl!

    Hope that cold is going away and you're feeling better.

  11. hi
    my name is samaneh
    im from iran
    and i found this beautiful scarf by a search in google
    and i really love it
    and i want to have it
    my mom can knit it for me
    but she needs a pattern
    i will be so thankful if u help me
    thank u so much

    1. Hi Samaneh! Unfortunately you don't have an email address I can reply to, so hopefully you'll come back here and see this reply. Your mum can get the pattern here:

      Have fun!


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