Crochet Update: Another Cassia
I must apologise to those of you who read this blog for the crochet content as it’s been in short supply recently. The reason for this is that I’ve lots of different projects on the go at the moment which I keep switching between so that nothing ever seems to get finished. As they’re all for christmas I really need to get a move on! Anyhow, this weekend I finally managed to finish one of my projects and here it is:
It’s another Cassia Scarf, made this time as a Christmas gift for my mother-in-law. Here are the details:
Pattern: Cassia Scarf (by me!)
Yarn: Rowan Kidsilk Spray (70% kid mohair 30% silk) 25g x 3
Modifications: None made
Remarks: Although it looks and feels lovely, I wouldn’t use the Kidsilk again for this pattern – it’s just too fluffy which resulted in a good deal of stitch definition being lost. Also, I really regret not swatching before I set out as the kidsilk produced a much wider fabric than the Crystal Palace Kid Merino I’d used previously and, had I swatched, I would have used a smaller hook and got rid of one of the pattern repeats. Although not necessarily too wide, the scarf is definately ‘generously’ proportioned! Oh well, you live and learn. I’m happy enough with the end result to give it as a gift – I’m sure my mother-in-law will, at the very least, love the colours (I chose them with her in mind) and hopefully she’ll appreciate the effort too.