Crochet scarf

Kelp & Sea Foam Scarf

The other day I was diving in my considerable yarn stash and came across a couple of balls of Bouclé Mohair from Cushendale Wollen Mills. The colours were Glacier and Greengage and they just spoke to my inner colour lover there and then. I put everything else to one side and started crocheting immediately. Dana and Clea saw the initial Instagram Photo i published of the scarf and between them, they named the crochet scarf superbly. Kelp and sea foam is exactly what springs to mind with these colours together.

Kelp and Sea Foam Scarf in Cushendale Mohair by Irene Lundgaard 1

Kelp and Sea Foam Scarf in Cushendale Mohair by Irene Lundgaard 5Kelp & Sea Foam Scarf
© Irene Lundgaard 2013

The scarf will be for sale in the Deirdre Minogue Shop in Tinahely. If there is interest I may even make the pattern available. What do you think, should I write it up? Would you be interested in the pattern? Leave a comment to let me know.


Apple Blossom In August

Hyperbolic Crochet Scarf by Irene LundgaardI am having great fun with the hook at the moment, as a matter of fact, I’m having too much fun to also have time to write about it even. Some of it I’m not allowed to write about in detail other than to say that it involves film props and a certain French male actor, that was in the news recently…

The other day I was taking photos of some of my hyperbolic crochet scarves in preparation for some workshops that I have lined up for September. I will tell much more about them in time, but for now, I just thought I would share a picture of one of my ‘Hyperbolic Apple Blossom Scarves’ which I made this spring.

It’s worked in sock yarn and I adore the colours although some years ago, I would have thought the colours too ‘pretty’ but I seem to have mellowed with age. I find the colours irresistible now, soft and gentle…

Crochet Design Fun hyperbolic crochet coral reef Pattern

Twisting And Twirling

IMG_4774smallIMG_4730smallI have finally managed to load the Twisty Twirly Scarf pattern so that it’s now available on Ravelry. It took a while and a bit of ploughing through the help files… Reading the small print is obviously not my strongest point! The pattern doesn’t have a lot of small print, it’s fairly straight forward and definitely suited to a relative beginner.

You can look it up here, or you can get it on Ravelry if you are a memeber.

I love this scarf and I have already got one on the hook in a different colour-way and a different yarn too.


Seriously Hooked

This week I have been at The Yarn Room every day while the main event was happening at the RDS at the ‘Itch and Scratch Show’.

Everybody seems to have had a blast up there while I have had a few moments to myself. There is just nothing like a Wall of Wool and time to oneself to get the creative juices flowing.

IMG_7125smallCrochet Roundel Lopi Scarf © Irene Lundgaard

I grabbed a rather large hook and some Lopi. I fancied the Ploutolopi and the Einband together. I fancied red and I fancied black as is the vogue this autumn and winter.

When I was a child my mother knit yummi Icelandic sweaters for me in the Ploutolopi and I still remember the total heat and super soft feel of those sweaters. I fancied I could have a bit of my childhood back and set to work. I was always blown away by the unspun yarn and how soft it is too.

I thought a size 10 mm was a large hook but this morning when I arrived I found a very serious hook on the table. My large hook all of a sudden seemed like a little squirt of a hook!

I know when things are left on that table it means ‘challenge’ and I also know ‘somebody’ who knows that I am going to take it up. The Lopi is slowly turning into a nice funky scarf. Time will tell what the oversize hook will manage to turn something into. Man, it’s big and man, am I going to have serious fun?


Lazy Lace Scarf

IMG_6570smallI always had a weak spot for mohair, particularly the bouclé variety and I still do. First of all, I adore the fluffy cloud of puff that it gives when worked. I adore it because the sky is almost the limit when it comes to hook size and the colours are usually great as well, and finally, it has great mileage too.

I have been eyeing up the luscious colours of the Cushendale Bouclé Mohair for a while and the other day when I was groping around the hooks at The Yarn Room I found a size 15 mm hook and I simply had to try it out and thought the mohair and the hook was a marriage made in heaven. I think this simple scarf could be a seller at the Yarn Classes where some of the women have already mentioned The C-word

I worked this Lazy Lace Scarf in the wonderful Glacier colour. The icy cold yarn colour reminds me of the crisp winter sky on a clear frosty day of the island where I grew up in Denmark. I worked it as a long puffy scarf that can be doubled as is the fashion or simply just wrapped around the neck three or four times forming a charming puff. Simple but effective…

Apologies for the poor picture quality, daylight is becoming scarce again, more time for the hook, right?…