June 11, 2013

Barbara's Granny Square Scarf


I'm chugging along on my Granny Square Scarf, inspired by the Bohemian Rhapsody scarf pattern and kit.  After making several motifs, I realized my weaving samples are not going to be sufficient for the whole project.


Luckily, I have left over sock and fingering weight yarn from past projects.  It looks like I've got a thing for orange and blue.


I also have a stash of crewel embroidery yarn, 100% wool, and in a good range of colors.  Some of the longer pieces are sufficient for the first and even second rounds of the motif.  Shorter lengths have to be joined.  Two of my favorite methods for joining yarn seamlessly are the Braided Join, and the Russian Join.  These links are to youTube videos.

I may get close to the 70 colors in my inspiration piece. 

9 comments:

Cyra said...

Loving this scarf project Barbara. I saw Ann's scarf on that tv program so I now know what you are aiming for. Great colours you have in yours.

ladyhawthorne said...

Just beautiful and so colorful!

Suztats said...

Oh, wow! I am impressed. This is a stunning project.

Debra Spincic said...

Looks like an excellent yarn scrapbuster!

Judy S. said...

I love granny squares. A lady in my quilt group crochets 1 giant square for baby blankets. That's effective also. Yours is going to be very colorful and as you said great for using up odds and ends.

Barbara C said...

I may have to search out even more yarn...we'll see how far my current supplies will stretch.

Barbara C said...

I'm trying for a more muted color palette, though I can't resist a few pops of unexpected bright color.

Barbara C said...

I've got a 1-square granny square afghan my aunt crocheted for me when I went away to college. I love this pattern, it makes great rainbow blankets.

cq4fun said...

Your granny squares look great! It's a good thing you have a lot of two colors to pull it together.