Once you start, you can’t stop!
Lots of twisted neckwarmers, lots of chocolates and lots of cake and coffee in this post!
A few weeks ago we had a crochet together at a friend’s house in Langebaan. She is busy crocheting a ripple blanket with REAL merino wool. If you look at and feel her blanket, you just have to try something with real wool as well.
Then I tried to copy a cowl/snood Dalena crocheted with Merino Wool. I used 2 strands ( African Expressions, Adore and Joy ) together and started with 70 chain stitches as per her recipe. Finished it that afternoon, but when I tried it on, it was a bit scratchy against my neck. Frogged it immediately. It was the Joy which is ?% wool, ?% acrylic, that did the scratching.
Then there was a take 2
A take 3
And finally a very successful take 4!
And somewhere in between all these tries, I accidentally twisted my chain stitches before closing the round/tube! That’s what happens when your toddler pulls on your yarn an hops on and around you.
This one ended up with a double twist!
I prefer the single twist one and tried to do a picture tutorial for you. Hope this helps you. Once you do the twist at the beginning of you second round, you just go round and round. NO slip stitches to close a round nor any chain stitches to start a new round. Simply and merrily and easily dc, ch1, all around!
Play around with 50 gram skeins, and see what happens. Put different colours and textures together and surprise yourself! Make seven for yourself. One for each day of the week. And then, start making lots more to give or sell to your friends!
The 50 stitches one was for the smaller neck warmer for Anya. Different yarn combinations would need a different number of stitches. Any number between 50 and 70 can work. You’ll get a feel for it after your first try.
So grab a skein or two and a large hook and start your twisted neck warmer!
Anya asked for a blue one. I started her first one with 40 stitches. Here she is trying it on.
The second try with 50 stitches was perfect!
Then came a few more. [ All this whilst I was suppose to finish the larger pink doily rug tutorial for one of the Facebook crochet groups I belong to. We have a CAL in June and about 700 members are crocheting the doily rug! Exciting hey!]
That Red Velvet Cheese Cake was devine!
See you soon with the photo tut for the larger doily rug!