Julle Twisties! / Your Twisties!

Dankie vir julle almal se groot entoesiasme met die twisty!

https://crochetinpaternoster.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/twisted-neck-warmer/

Dit was groot pret om julle almal se foto’s te sien. Dit was heerlik om te sien dat sommige van julle ook twisties kon verkoop en hartverwarmend om te sien dat so baie van julle ook vir die minder bevoorregtes twisties uitgedeel het. Daar was hierdie winter reg oor die land vrolike warm nekke!

En natuurlik was die heel lekkerste vir my, om ook van julle in lewende lywe met twisties en te al in Pretoria te ontmoet by die

https://crochetinpaternoster.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/voortrekker-monument-yarn-bomb-1-august-2014/

https://www.facebook.com/YarnIndaba2014

Since my post for the twisted neck warmer photo tutorial , we’ve seen a lot of twisty versions and photos on the Afrikaans Crochet Facebook

pages “Ons Hekel” and “Playing Hooky/Haak Uit”:

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/onshekel/

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/194439390708304/

 

 

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From the shared photos you could see that everyone was having lots of fun. A few first attempts ended up too small and were put on dolls! Anything not to frog! They made for themselves, for friends and family and for the less fortunate which is very heart warming! And quite a few members sold their twisties as well.

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En as daar enige beginners is wat nog sukkel met die actual twist gedeelte, ek is 90% klaar met die tweede tut wat dit nog beter verduidelik. Hier is ‘n steelfoto.

If there are any beginners still struggling with the actual twist part of the pattern, I am 90% done with the second tut with some more detailed photos.

 

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Twisted Crochet Neck Warmer

Once you start, you can’t stop!

Warning!

Lots of twisted neckwarmers, lots of chocolates and lots of cake and coffee in this post!

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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.

Dalena's ripple and Her cat Roxy

Dalena’s ripple and Her cat Roxy

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

Too thick!

Too thick!

A take 3

not happy with the stitch pattern!

not happy with the stitch pattern!

And finally a very successful take 4!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

A bit too tight. Frog!

A bit too tight. Frog!

The second try with 50 stitches was perfect!

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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!]

pink and grey

pink and grey

brown merino hand-spun from cowgirlblues

brown merino hand-spun from cowgirlblues

That Red Velvet Cheese Cake was devine!

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another blue one and cheese cake at Mondvol Padstal

another blue one and cheese cake at Mondvol Padstal

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See you soon with the photo tut for the larger doily rug!