Friday, April 29, 2011

Jiffy Lace Scarf.

This was a new project for me so I used the same yarn as the socks, "natura Advantage".
I have never done "Jiffy Lace" work before so I wanted to do a practice piece.
The pattern came from an old booklet I got from a thrift store. It looks to be from the early 1970s. It takes a 35 knitting needle and a US K hook. It really should not be named "Jiffy" since it really takes some time to learn how to get this going and it needs more attention than other projects as I can almost knit and crochet blindfolded. This is not a pattern for sitting down and working on while watching the telly.

The Yarn.
Not very soft but easy to work with.
The Pattern.
Easy to learn, not very addictive, a little tedious, surprisingly nice to look at and probably not a functional piece as it most likely won't be very warm.

For this you crochet in sets of 5. Then pick up the stitches onto the large knitting needle like you would a gusset. Then work with the crochet hook, 5 loops off the needle and 5 single crochet stitches inside of the five loops, then move to the next 5 loops and repeat. Then repeat with picking up stitches on the knitting needle.
Once you understand it, it is easy but it needs attention.
The yarn again does not make a soft piece and most likely won't be a mid winter item, but is very lovely and fashionable for fall and spring weather. Truly not your typical store bought scarf.

If you would like more help with this pattern please leave a comment and I will try to help you.
Thank you for stopping by.
Dee Dee

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