Friday, March 22, 2013

Colorful, Comfortable Open Work Crochet Scarves: The Perfect Spring and Summer Accessory

As I mentioned toward the end of  last week's post, I've started creating a line of lighter, open work crocheted scarves. 
Light Open Weave Crochet Infinity Scarf in Coral Celery Teal Ivory
Although they would not provide much warmth as protection from the cold if worn outdoors in the winter months, they are perfect to wear as a fashion accent all year long.  This is particularly true in the summer months when scarves made with a denser stitch or heavier material would be uncomfortable.  I'm just about to finish a custom-ordered scarf in this open work style in shades of gray, white and silver.  Here are some photos of the scarf in progress.

The response to this design has been enthusiastic, and so I plan to make several more of the light weight scarves, both infinity style and traditional style in a variety of color combinations.  Today I started putting yarn/fiber combinations together.  These are the ten I've come up with so far:

All use some form of yarn with the little "flags" of fabric on it -- giving that sort of raggy look to the finished scarf.  I've chosen a variety of types of yarn or thread to combine with it - nylon, cotton, rayon, hemp, some with a little hint of metallic thread.  While the design of each scarf will be almost identical, each will be one of a kind because of the unique fiber and color combinations used in their creation.

If anyone has ideas about which combinations would look best as infinity (continuous circle) style scarves or as traditional (open-ended) scarves, just leave me a comment below. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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