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If Road Trip Scarf (RTS) was ‘THE little black dress of 2014’ amongst crocheters, Rally Scarf could be one of “THE Gems of 2015′. I think the pattern hasn’t been properly discovered. Yet.
Both patterns were designed by Zelna Olivier of Zooty Owl . I like her designs – because they are all simple and truly unique. One look, and you know ‘It is Zelna’. I make my ‘Zelna’s’ without famous braids, and they are still ‘Zelnas’.
For Rally scarf you’ll need 50 to 100 grams of yarn, eventually two buttons, and that is all. If you haven’t used the V-stitch until now, you missed a lot!
About this particular yarn … how do I say – it is … ummmm … ‘light, but heavy’? ‘It drapes nicely’ is probably better way to explain 🙂
With every new yarn I make a little ‘test circle’ because I need to see how it feels and behaves. (And because I ♥ taking photos of my yarn! LOL!)
Anyway, few hours later, the scarf for Isabel was finished and ready to play with the camera.
THIS is how one is supposed to wear it 😉
… but it can be a head scarf too, according to Isabel… I wish mannequin knew this, before the scarf popped into a box to cross the big pond! 😉
or ”How this wool traveled from UK to Serbia – and back!”
When we visited our friends Rhianon & Richard in Hereford last summer, they took us, well, everywhere! I could write quite a long story about that journey. Maybe some other time, I do have loads of photos …
Among the other places, R & R took us to lovely Welsh town of Hay, known as Hay-on-Wye … and did I find this shop …
… and did I discover that yarn …
Oh, yes … the softest merino & bamboo mix… Yummy! But only one skein in ‘autumnal’ was available. I bought few skeins of double knitted merino wool in blue/green, though, but that is another story. The beauty of hand-dyed yarn – every skein is unique …
I really loved that thinest thin autumnal yarn, I made a pair of mittens with it.
… And I wanted more …. Me being me … I tried to find The Wool and Willow Shop online, but no success. Luckily, I found the designer, lady who dyed that particular skein, Mrs Jenny Cook (Kingfisher Cottage). And Jenny dyed few more skeins for me, in a similar colour scheme!
Who else could I make a shawl with that new yarn for, but Rhianon!? 🙂 As of today, the yarn is back in UK, crocheted into a shawl … 2,000+ miles journey! And I can finally post photos! YAY!
It was a pure joy to crochet this shawl, with this yarn, I must say!
That is all for today …. ummmmm, almost all! If you don’t block, you are missing an important step.
And the important link – shawl pattern: Seems Like Old Times by Michele DuNaier. NB – I made few changes, as the variegated yarn doesn’t like too many different stitches.