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Hyperbolic Skinny Scarves

I am working on a bunch of ruffled skinny scarves for the Christmas Spirit Market in Tinahely on Sunday December 13th. It’s great fun and I find the combination of Artesano Aran weight, a size 8 mm hook and the hyperbolic technique works a treat. I finish each off with mohair for added effect. IMG_7343

Hyperbolic Skinny Scarf © 2009 Irene Lundgaard

I am combining the making of the scarves whith focusing on the three workshops on the Irish Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef that I am doing at The Science Gallery on Sunday December 6th, there are still (FREE) tickets available and they can be booked here.

You are invited to come along to Hypberbolic Day at The Yarn Room on Friday December 4th from 10 – 5.30 and make your own contribution of crochet for the Irish Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef.

The scarves are colourful for the winter and fun to make, they are nice and snug and warm and soft to wear! What’s not to like?

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My Hyperbolic Crochet Dialect

I am trying really hard to understand the geometrical language even though my brain is not wired like that. I thought I had understood it, but I seem to have developed my very own dialect.

IMG_6992smallI am working a ruffle scarf and thought a model of the Hyperbolic Plane would be ideal for it, but I did not want it to be too rigid so I grabbed some Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn in (Shade S150) on which size 2 to 2.5 mm hooks are recommended. I decided to give it a go on hook 5, just to see how far I could stretch the yarn without it collapsing. As it turned out, the yarn could be worked on that size hook, but it is definitely stretched to the limit. I have also introduced different stitches to soften the fabric but managed not loosing the bounce. The Ruffle Scarf in the picture has not yet been washed and that test will be the ultimate test of the bounce in the yarn.

I am not entirely happy with the finished result yet, so I am currently refining the pattern. That part of developing a pattern is so exiting, getting the yarn and the hook and the mind as well as the hands to work in unison is such and exiting challenge, the question is if my tongue will speak the right language or at least the right dialect too…