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Friday, December 20, 2013

Cluster Stitch Scarf Order

Do you remember when +Karen S Vaughn wrote for you all the Cluster Stitch Scarf Pattern? If you didn't catch it then, you should definitely look at it now!
This gorgeous scarf scored me a custom order from a family friend at this month's Holiday Open House Market. Our friend said that her mother was a very difficult person to shop for. After some brief consideration over the scarf that my mother had made and given to me to sell or to keep my friend decided that she did indeed love the scarf. It was so soft and so beautiful and she thought her mother would just absolutely adore it. However, she wanted to order one done in purples.
(I was particularly relieved about this... I was having a really hard time keeping that scarf up on my rack for sale. I ended up keeping it for myself. *shakes head* I'm a sucker.)
Here's what I came up with:
The lighting in this picture is atrocious, and I apologize for that. I assure you, it is purple. I made it from Deborah Norville Collection Serenity Garden Yarn in Crocus. You can take a better look at the color pallet here
I made some slight adjustments to the pattern to compensate for the fact that the customer wanted the scarf to be just a smidge longer. I used a smaller H hook, and only did a chain of 36 ending up with 35 stitches in the end. It didn't effect the length very much. I should have listened to my mother (Yes, mom...) and tried for fewer stitches. Something that I noticed with the pattern is that every repeat of dc ch1 cluster ch1 dc takes up 5 stitches. At least it does with the way that I crochet. I will admit to inexperience being only twenty-two, so there is a possibility that I'm doing something wrong. That being said, make sure that if you want the alternating rows to start and end with the dc, you will want to do a series of 25 or 35 stitches. I tried doing only 30 stitches at first and kept running into an issue where one side of my row was a dc and the other side was a cluster. It didn't look bad, but it wasn't quite what the customer had requested. 
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That's all I have for this week, hookers (CROCHET HOOKERS) *wink*

May muses whisper to you always,
Kat

2 comments:

  1. Lovely! Thoughtful and perfect. :)

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    1. Hi Susan and thanks - she does a great job.
      Merry Christmas to you!

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