Sometimes, I decide to put aside all of the projects that I am working on in order to start something new, which usually that means I am putting aside blankets to work on a scarf, a hat, or a gift bag. Well, this time, while walking through AC Moore (of course), I saw this interesting yarn on sale. It was from the Premier Yarns Isaac Mizrahi Craft collection in the color of Empire (no. IM-2014-01) which is a combination of black, shades of gray , white and a bit of rust in there. This yarn was a combination of acrylic, bamboo, alpaca and wool. I got 1 packs of 7 100g (166 yd) skeins for $7.50 and then got an additional 5% off that. It was a little over $1 per skein. The yarn required a J-10 (6mm) hook. The yarn had some different textures in it which became very apparent when crocheting the pattern.
Here is how it went:
Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook and sc across (17 st)
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in 1st st, *dc in the next 2 stitches, (yo, instead of making a dc by placing the hook in the next st you will wrap the hook around the prior two dc then complete the dc), skip the next st which is where the dc would have been if you make a regular sc, repeat from * around. In the last st, 2dctog.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in 1st st, dc in each st across, 2dc tog in last stitch.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 for the pattern.
After completing almost 1 full skein, the scarf was less than 4 feet long. Because the scarf is not very wide, I wanted the scarf to be longer. So, I added a second skein. I did not finish the second skein in its entirety. I stopped when the scarf was 84″ long – yes 7 feet.
Here are some photos of the scarf: being worn by Gladys (she does have a very thin neck), a close-up of the rust spot, and a close up of the stitch in the black alcapa portion of the scarf, which I think looks great.
I am not 100% sold on this yarn, I did not like the inconsistency at times of the thickness of the yarn. At some spots, I actually made 2dctog instead of dc when the yarn just seemed too thin. Maybe it was just this skein. I’ll just have to see.