Back in October, you’ll recall, I bought a couple of balls of Cleckheaton Bamboo in a lovely orange, and I couldn’t resist making something with it straight away.
But alas and alack, I was this close to finishing, and I ran out of yarn. Gah!! Seriously, I had less than 1/4 of the scarf to crochet around (the pattern has you do a row of half-trebles around the entire scarf to finish it off). I reckon I probably only needed 5 or 10 grams of yarn to finish.
I posted on Ravelry to see if anyone had some leftover, but I got no takers – until Ailsa
so very very kindly offered to buy a ball for me at her LYS (heh, any excuse for a visit to the LYS!). As soon as it arrived today, I sat down and finished the scarf! (one might think I was looking for an excuse to have a rest from packing…)
Pattern: Boteh Scarf by Kathy Merrick, Interweave Crochet Spring 2007. I love this pattern – it’s really easy and looks great I think – a very cool, modern crochet pattern.
Yarn: Cleckheaton Bamboo #57 burnt orange, 3 x 50g balls – plus another 8g for the final bit of the edging! This is a really nice 4ply/fingering weight 100% bamboo yarn – it’s sort of a woven construction, so not splitty, but oh so drapey – really very lovely to work with.
Hook: I used a vintage bone hook, about a 4mm equivalent.
Time: 24 October 2008 – 11 December 2008. It only took this long because I had a bit of a gap in November when I didn’t work on it. Otherwise, it’s very quick!
Big thanks to Ailsa, and also for the little hank of Optim she added – she posted about it a while ago and I asked what it was like – and now I know – it’s so lovely!!
Filed under Crochet, FO 2008