Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Begin! Tunisian Patina Scarf CAL

The Tunisian Scarf Crochet ALong starts TODAY! WooHoo! A little history for you: The scarf was published in Inside Crochet magazine in the UK last December. I was called the "Tunisian Scarf" and written in UK terminology. I re-wrote the pattern in US terms and renamed it the "Patina Scarf" because the green Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb yarn reminded me of the patina that happens on metals when they encounter wind and air. Here is the link to the Ravelry page for the Tunisian Scarf. If you are a Ravelry member, please make a project page for your project! Also, if you are a Ravelry member, you can join the forum, 'GoCrochet with Ellen Gormley' and participate in the thread on this CAL. Above, in the photo, I am wearing the scarf like a shawl.

Regardless if you are a Ravelry (which is free and you'll love it) or not, I want to see photos! I want to hear about your progress! I prefer you send me links to your Flickr or Tweetphoto or Facebook photos... you can email me, my address is on the right sidebar of this page.

You can use any yarn you want! You can use any hook that does not have a thumb rest. The length of your hook needs to be close or a little shorter to the width of the scarf you are going to make. (You can squish the stitches on a little, but don't crowd them too much).

The pattern comes with 10 or 11 (I forget) process photos and Chickee filmed a little Tunisian tutorial video for me that you can view to help you. If you don't have the pattern yet, you can get an instant PDF download now for $6.00 by clicking on the Buy now button:

I'm casting on a new Patina scarf now too. I'm using Malabrigo Silky Merino and I hope to have a photo for you tomorrow of my early progress. Any questions you have, I will post answers here on the blog and in the Ravelry group.

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