You know how it is sometimes with a group of knitter friends – someone knits a great pattern, in great yarn, and then someone else does the same pattern, and then another, and then another, and they are all such great versions.
It was like this with this project, with one little twist – instead of the knit version, I made a crochet version. And I’m really very happy with it, it’s been my most worn accessory since I finished it!
Pattern: Zoe’s Lace by Julie Blagojevich – inspired by the very popular Windward by Heidi Kirrmaier. Blagojevich has converted quite a few popular knit scarf/shawl patterns to crochet, always acknowledges this in her designs and they are very reasonably priced too.
This was a great takealong project – relatively mindless but still interesting due to both the construction and of course the colour changes. It is constructed in sections or modules, each building on the previous one (so entirely seamless as well).
Yarn: Noro Sekku, 2x50g balls in colour 6. Love this yarn for this pattern. It does have a few thick slubby bits, which would be annoying in a regular laceweight yarn but somehow didn’t really bother me in the Noro. I did, however, cut out all the bright pink sections of the yarn, heh heh.
Hook: 3.25mm Clover Soft Touch – I really like these hooks (although want to try out their new Amour hooks now! There’s always something new to try/buy, isn’t there)
Time: 23 January 2013 – 14 March 2013 – this went really quickly, I was finished before I even knew it.
Modifications: I mostly made the pattern as written, except to make some of the sections a bit bigger/longer than the pattern specified. Mainly because my version was working out shorter than expected, and because I wanted to use as much of the yarn as possible! As it turns out, it is quite a good length, although it could be a fraction longer.