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Studio Snippets – Improvising a Pattern!

July 31st, 2009

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A new pattern came out, the Thermal Scarf, and it had a stitch that I wanted to try.  It was a scarf using front post double crochet.  I grabbed a ball of Cotton-Ease from our demo bin of yarn and gave it a try.  I wanted to make sure I understood the pattern in case any of our customers asked about it.  I was having so much fun I couldn’t stop.  I took it to home and I realized I was getting close to the end of the ball, but alas, I had no idea what the dye lot was.  I had two choices, rip it out and start again, or improvise.

I decided to look up how to do crochet button holes.  I put in two button holes, picked up some cute buttons from the Studio and turned it into a one ball neck warmer.  I love it.

  • Debbie West

    I was talking to another knitter I see on city bus. She’s a nice lady and does her knitting at home. Well I mentioned the scarf I was working on was in garter stitch and that the texture would trap body heat. But like the neck warmer there is texture similar to thermal underware..we used to use…..