Friday, 22 November 2013

Cath Kidston Inspired Crochet Scarf

I am a self confessed Cath Kidston addict. I love the whole concept of the brand, the patterns, homewares, clothing...everything! The basic colour palette is usually a vintage inspired combination of red, pink, blue, yellow and green; colours that I love individually as well as when put together.

A while back a saw a tutorial from the lovely Kath's blog, Inverleith for a CK inspired cowl/scarf which I adored straight away. Unfortunately this was near the beginning of my crochet journey and I wasn't sure about how to make such a wonderful thing. So it was stored in the 'To Do' projects and put to the back of my mind...until now.

I've found brilliant supplier on Instagram, mentioned in a previous post and purchased her CK style colour pack which comes in 6 or 12 balls of wool. I went for 6 was plenty to make a scarf and I have lots left over.

I'm really please with how it turned out - you can wrap it around three times so its cosy and snuggly! It is meant to be a Christmas present for my sister-in-law but I'm tempted to keep it for myself!

I also made a slightly smaller version for the other sister-in-law in more neutral colours. I love this combination of nature neutrals with a splash of pink. For this I used Stylecraft Special DK in Brown, Cream and Clemantis with the green from the CK pack. I did a starting chain of 130 + 3 for turning and followed the same granny strip method as before. With this snood it can be turned twice but in hindsight I should have maybe gone up to 150 +3 so there is a bit more room to get your head in on the second turn! I might keep this one for me and make another for the SIL!

Betty xXx

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