I’m very excited to bring Yarn Discovery #7 to you this week! I received this yarn when I attended TNNA last month and oh….what fun it was to watch it work up into this beautiful and versatile scarf! It’s “extra” long to give it a few more styling possibilities as I’ll show you below!
When I met Barb Brown from The Ancient Arts Yarn it was as if we had known each other forever. I find that quite often when speaking to a stranger that also has a passion for the crafts of crocheting and knitting. Barb has been knitting since she was 5 and has countless publications such as vogue Knitting, Knit Simple and many more! She was very excited about the Ancient Arts Yarns and especially two specific collections of their yarn called the Woof Collection and the Meow Collection. Please take a few minutes to read about each collection as their generous hearts give back each time someone purchases a skein to help the Best Friends Animal Society. As an animal lover myself, how wonderful are they as a company to commit to such a great cause?
I wrapped the “scarf” around the waist twice and just tucked in the ends.
I wanted this blog post to be as informative as it could be, so I asked my ELK Studio Crocheter’s Group some of the questions they would love to know about a yarn they had never used. Let me start with the specifications of the yarn first:
- 100% Superwash Merino DK Weight
- 205 meters / 225 yards per 100 gram / 3.5 oz skein
- Gauge: 21 – 24 sts / 4 inches (10 cm) 4.0 – 4.5 mm
- Care Instructions: Handwash and lay flat to dry.
Now let’s talk about some of the other things you really want to know.
- Can you tell me about the texture of the yarn?
The texture is soft and the yarn is incredibly lightweight
- How far will one skein take you in a project?
Because I designed a “skinny” scarf with a shell type of stitch, this yarn went incredibly far in this project with the finished measurements of 80″ x 4″
- What do you think is the best type of projects for the yarn?
Wow! Of course you can see the yarn works up beautifully designed in a scarf, but it would also be wonderful with any type of hat or garment!
- What did you like best about the yarn?
The “motivation” behind the yarn was moving to my heart, and I would definitely purchase the yarn for future projects because of their cause! I really loved the look of this yarn and the with the name of this yarn being “Basset Hound”, I thought they nailed it perfectly with the colors. Once the project started taking its own personality, it really kept my attention with the various pattern moving along differently from row to row.
- Ancient Arts Yarn, 100% Superwash Merino DK Weight 225 yards/100 gram/3.5 oz skein, Colorway: Basset Hound I used the entire skein of yarn for this project. 225/yds.
- Hook – E/3.50
- Tapestry Needle for weaving in the ends
Gauge: Isn’t important for this project.
Finished Size: 80″ x 4″
- If you decided to make your project larger or smaller, just make sure you chain in multiples of 7 sts + 4.
- Ch 3 at the beginning of a row counts as the first dc, unless otherwise stated.
- For this project the shell stitches are given 3 different ways. I will type out each one specifically in the pattern but know that at the end where I am giving the total stitch count, I will just specify the number of shells (and they are the same for the entire pattern).
ch(s) – chain(s)
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
Ch 21 + 4
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from the hook, * skip 2 chs, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch, skip next 2 chs, dc in next 2 chs, rep from * to end, turn. (8 dc, 3 shells)
Row 2: Ch 3, (See Pattern Notes), dc in next st, *skip next 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in next st, skip next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, repeat from * across to end with last dc in top of ch 3, turn. (8 dc, 3 shells).
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next st, *(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, skip next (dc, ch-1 sp, dc), dc in next 2 sts, rep from * across, ending with last dc in top of ch 3, turn. (8 dc, 3 shells)
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, skip next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, rep from * across, ending with last dc in top of ch 3, turn. (8 dc, 3 shells)
Repeat Rows 2-4 until you have reached your desired length.
Finishing Row: Ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, rep from * across, ending with last dc in top of ch 3. Fasten off. Weave in the ends.
Be sure to check out a new yarn from Ancient Arts Yarn called the Big Squeeze Bulky Yarn! Look at the fabulous colors!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored blog post as I was given the yarn. All opinions are purely my own.