Friday, March 30, 2007

ripple scarve


my ripple scarve is finished!

well... it's not blocked yet, and actually, it is a bit short and i am quite tempted to unravel and start again... but still, my first finished crochet project in the last 8 years or so! (the last one was a coin purse made from parcel string, lined with a scrap of checked cotton, i was a student on work experience in ireland at the time and had a sunday with no plans and a little bit of homesickness)

i used a 3.5mm hook, and i think i crochet relatively tightly. like some others, i had problems because i didn't know there was a difference between US and UK crochet, unravelling perfect US dc's because i saw an instruction for UK dc's, then unravelling again when i realised that it just didn't look right!

i still have two 50g balls of the cashmerinosilk and one merino, in a sage green, plus half a ball of the fuchsia merino. maybe i'll start another one and make it longer this time.? I only got 8 rows out of the 100g of grey at this length, so the next scarve would have to be narrower again...

maybe somebody out there can tell me, the chain that you begin a crochet piece with, is there an equivalent (i.e. same width) for finishing? the two edges on the scarve aren't quite the same width because of the base chain, but a single crochet row at the end of the project is too wide.

6 comments:

Susan said...

I love it! Not a clue about having the finished row match the cast-on though.

Riss said...

I would try maybe doing a row of slip stitches just to add on that little extra bit to try and mirror your starting chain. Other than that, i'm not quite sure what to do...

Hope it helps!

--Riss

Susan said...

Hmmm, now that I think about it... crochet half the width, then go back to the center/beginning chain and crochet up/down from there. That way the outside edges would be the same.

Also, when I look at your photo it looks more than fine.

Megan said...

LIke Riss, I would say do a slip stitch on the last row. That should add the same as your starting chain.

Susan's idea is really good too. I do that on my daughters play blankets. And have started to do it on a few of my free-form ripple bags.

Jesse said...

It's really lovely!

Tami said...

The slip stitch will probably mimic the chain the best, but I like the idea of bordering both sides with the single crochet row.