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Friday December 17, 2021
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Dandelion Meadow Scarf
Autumn fashion is all about layering; mixing and matching a variety of shapes, fabrics, and textures to add dimension to your outfit. Dandelion Meadow was designed to become your go-to transitional piece as the warm weather fades and the cool, crisp air takes its place. This scarf was designed to be a welcome addition to your favourite fall ensemble, adding that pop of texture and warmth that can only be achieved with knitwear. Crochet your own version and enjoy the repetitive, yet engaging, nature of the row repeats as you watch the little dandelion shapes come to life with each row of shells you complete.
Yarn: Worsted—WeCrochet Simply Alpaca Aran in Alfie
- 100% Superfine Alpaca
- 246 yds [225 m] per 3.5-oz [100-g] skein
- You will need a ball winder + swift for this yarn
- Find this yarn on crochet.com or visit yarnsub.com to find comparable substitutes.
Yardage: 3 hanks of of WeCrochet Simply Alpaca Aran or 738 yds (675 m) of any worsted weight yarn.
Note that this yarn is labeled as an "Aran/Heavy Worsted", however to me this feels more like a light worsted or even a heavy DK weight. It is classified as a heavier weight due to the halo from the alpaca hair.
Yarn Substitution Notes: Substitute Simply Alpaca with any similar, category #4 worsted weight alpaca yarn for a version similar to my sample shown. Note that changing the fiber content has the potential to change the drape of this scarf. Alpaca is very light weight with soft drape, whereas other fibers such as acrylic will produce a heavier, denser scarf with less drape.
Changing Yarn Weights: You can choose a different yarn weight altogether! Simply add or subtract 8 stitches from the initial chain until reaching your desired scarf width, then follow the pattern exactly as it's written.
Hook: Size U.S. J/10 (6 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle, object to wrap your fringe around (I used my iPhone)
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Meet the designer: Janine Myska
"I'm a happy-go-lucky kind of person who is obsessed with design of all kinds. I love fashion, interior design, plants, DIY, photography, and all things creative. My favourite colour is camel brown, and I will never say no to sushi! I loved knitwear even before I was introduced to the yarn world because it's that perfect mix of casual and sophisticated. I always wanted to be a fashion designer, so having this unexpected career in knitwear design feels like my stars have aligned. You can usually find me workin' away on the couch with my pups and a glass of red, probably re-watching Friends or The Office for the 827th time.
It’s important to me to be #sizeinclusive in my work, so I design both knit and crochet garments with a size range from XS-5XL. My patterns are a mix of classic and trendy, and I try to infuse a bit of my style into each design. I prefer garments that are youthful and more on the delicate side. If you crochet, you know that it's harder to make crochet look as neat and store-bought as knitting can look, but I'm on a mission to show you it can be done!
I hope that I can help you find your own creative spark through my knit and crochet patterns, or inspire you to spend some time every day doing what you love."