A little while ago I was asked if I would like a sample of a new yarn to try (I’m sure you can guess my answer!) and the postman duly delivered a gorgeous ball of soft sea green loveliness, Rowan Hemp Tweed Chunky, a mix of 75% wool and 25% true hemp.
It’s sometimes a problem to find just the right pattern to show off a sample, isn’t it? I really didn’t want to just knit a swatch to look at, I wanted a ‘thing’, and a lovely one at that. Fortunately, in the wee small hours one night, Madame Serendipity came to call and I came up with a pattern which I think ticks all the boxes.
It’s simple, it’s cosy and makes use of every scrap of the 100gms of the Rowan Hemp Tweed Chunky. I couldn’t ask for more. So without further ado, just a quick Ta – DAAA… may I present my Chunky Scarflet with Pompom… …or button…or even a pin…It’s a really quick and simple weekend project suitable for all skill levels and a perfect little snuggler to pop in your handbag in case of unexpected Autumn chills. The yarn is lovely to work with and makes up very quickly. I used a 7mm hook, didn’t have any problems with splitting and the yarn is soft and light.
I am working on writing basic instructions in much the same way that I did for last year’s crochet sweater so if you are interested do let me know in the comments. The Rowan Hemp Tweed Chunky yarn itself is available for pre-order from the online knitting and crochet shop Laughing Hens and there are eight fabulous colours (so maybe I need to make one to match everything I wear!)
It’s been a busy summer and I’ve missed being here but I have that September ‘New Term’ feeling coming up (does it ever go away?) and lots of things to share.
I’ll be back soon…x