Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Woolly Warmers...

.....of the neck variety!
A lot of woolly goodies have come my way over the course of the last couple of years, many of them from a friend who works in a charity shop and others from someone who was down-sizing.
A background project that requires a little less concentration is always useful to have on the go and these neck warmers have been fun to hook, although it felt a bit strange crocheting such warm items in the summer!

 This is a variation on Lynn's creative  woven crochet scarf. 
I made one extra long chain and took it for a wander around the mesh, both ends of the scarf have a different pattern!

 I enjoy hooking holey items, they grow much faster and I find them more rhythmical. 
Threading the chain through gives the scarf  less spaces for the wind to blow through!

This zig zaggy granny cowl was hooked with two strands of  DK

and based on a granny chevron from Sarah Hazell's 200 crochet stitches
 as is the one below - bigger needles and opposite orientation

Two blue strands with some back loop working, and button placing inspired by Tracey's cool and versatile  variable cowl

 ...a chunkier version with added grey!

 This is a Sherlock stitched cowl in two reddy strands...another fun and holey one!

These cowls were a great way to experiment with stitches, patterns and yarns. 
They are mostly acrylic, easily washable - and all donated to charity before Christmas.
Spreading a little warmth.
Whilst I can't really claim them as my stashbusters, the yarns were an addition to my stash, Linda continues to have lots of fab stashbusting ideas....every fortnight...for inspiration!


crazydazy said...

What a great collection of neck woolly warmers....each one different and unique. Im sure they were all well received

Amy at love made my home said...

Although you might not have strictly busted your own stash, you busted someone elses and stopped yourself adding to your stash, so I would count that as a good win if I were you! They will keep many people warm which is good isn't it! xx

linda said...

They are all lovely Ali, thank you for linking to the stash party. :)

Jacqui Galloway said...

You've been busy Ali! What a great collection of wooly warmers. Love the colours too. My favourite is the zig zag one.
Jacqui x

Valentina Olden Patterns said...

These all look lovely, though I particularly like the granny chevron, very cute! :)