Raindrops: Off da Hook

“Oh no they can’t be teardrops for a man ain’t supposed to cry…

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Boom Boom

‘Cause the body goes Boom Boom Boom

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Deep Ending

The Name

Deep Ending by Deee-Lite

This scarf marks the end of the red natural fiber yarn that I had been trying to end.

The Scarf

Dimensions: 4 x 104 inches

This scarf is a mix of back look single crochet and filet crochet. The single crochet portions present similar to brioche: one color dominant on one side, a second color dominant on the other.

The Yarn

Peter Pan Germantown Zephyr

Color: Maroon*
Content: Natural Fiber, per burn test
Weight: Fingering

Unknown

Color: Red
Content: Natural Fiber, per burn test

madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light

Color: 290 Medieval
Content: 100% Merino Wool

Classic Elite Imagine

Color: 9268
Content: 53% Cotton, 47% Rayon
Weight: 3, DK

Unknown

Color: Purple Panic*
Content: Natural Fiber, per burn test

Unknown

Color: Carmine*
Content: Natural Fiber, per burn test

Patons Lace

Color: Porcelain
Content: 80% Manufactured Fibers – Acrylic, 10% Wool, 10% Goat – Mohair
Weight: 2, Sport

Unknown

Color: Salmon*
Content: Natural Fiber, per burn test

Universal Merino XF Superwash

Color: Grey*
Content: 100% Superwash Extra Fine Merino
Weight: 3, DK

Cascade Heritage Silk Paints

Color: 9942 Misty Blue
Content: 85% Merino Wool, 15% Silk
Weight: 1, Fingering

 

Damn! My aim was to use all natural fibers. I completely brain-farted on the Patons, but those mohair guard-hairs misled me.

The Cascade Heritage Silk Paints was double-twined with the Patons Lace and made for great coloration.

The Unknown Red is the yarn I have been trying so hard to rid myself of because of it’s crinkle / boucle texture.

Designer Notes

I started in back loop single crochet, but thought the scarf might be too dense. I have this irrational fear that crochet is heavier than knitting; so much so that I feel the item I am crocheting may be cumbersome at times. So, I added sections of filet crochet to lighten it up.

I am amazed at some of the colorations in this scarf: the grey against the bright red and the blues/purples against the lighter reds of carmine and salmon.

I based my pattern repeat on nineteen rows; unfortunately, I ran out of red yarns and just ended it.

Deep Ending

* All color designations assigned by Hooker Leo, absent yarn label

Brick By Boring Brick Shawl

Brick By Boring Brick Shawl

The Name

Brick By Boring Brick by Paramore

I was perusing my music library for a name when I came across this one, which related to the shawl by color – brick red.

Brick By Boring Brick Shawl

The Shawl

Care: Machine wash cold. Tumble dry.
Dimensions: 72-inch Wingspan x 27-inch Depth
Value: USD $124.97 2018-08-14: removed from inventory; donated to charity

I do not like to block, especially curved items! Because this is made from acrylic fibers, I did not think I would need to, but discovered that even a good hand-stretching of the fabric helped. I suppose the benefit of my half-measures is a more crescent shape rather than half a circle.

Brick By Boring Brick Shawl

Pattern

Jessica Shawl by Clare Sullivan

Clear, concise, creative.

The pattern called for approximately 980 yards on a US J Hook. I started with a J, but did not like it because I already crochet loosely, and I had a mess on my hands. I switched to an I-hook and figured I would crochet two skeins and compare where I am. After two skeins, I was short one pattern row – at least in my head, without referring back to the pattern.

Brick By Boring Brick Shawl

Yarn

Premier Sweet Roll

Color: 1047-04 Cherry Swirl
Content: 100% Acrylic
Weight: 4, Worsted

Good feel. Been a while since I’ve worked with full-on acrylic. I had thought/hoped for longer color blends. The shawl body is made from two skeins of Premier Sweet Roll.

The border from some scrap yarn I had lying around. I did not think a border in the same multicolor yarn would be flattering, preferring to choose a solid color from the multicolor roll. Because I have yellowish light in my room, I did not see the colors accurately, though I was not far from my target color. To my trained eye there is too much of a difference; to the unobserving eye, it works.

Brick By Boring Brick Shawl