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The Fat Plait Bowl

IMG_1977smallWhen I completed The Fat Bowl made from Ingrid Wagner yarn I had this notion that the lovely chunky Álafoss Lopi from Ístex would be ideal for making more of these bowls. I set forth and got myself two balls of the good stuff and went to work with four strands of yarn. My intention was to get a rigid fabric that would hold itself. I first tried on a 15 mm hook, which worked OK, but it did not give the rigid bowl I desired so I changed to a 10 mm hook.

IMG_1980smallThe Fat Plait Bowl © 2010 Irene Lundgaard

The smaller hook was just a pure win although it was hard on the fingers as the hook needed much power and  attention when pulling it through the stitches. I love the rope look of the double crochet stitches and I simply adore the top row of delicious Vs working their way around the edge like a fat plait. This is an ideal little project bowl and it’s simply just fat!

I feel a bag coming on, one with handles and perhaps even an inside pocket. I just need to lay hands on some more yarn…
Don’t you just love an opportunity for a bit of stash increase?

Note: OKOKOKOK, I own up, the project in the bowl i a bit of hyperbolic crochet, have you a problem with that? #obsessivecompulsive


The Fat Bowl

Some time last autumn one of my favorite yarnies in the whole wide world gave me a ball of yarn from Ingrid Wagner, which in effect was  felted material cut into even strips. I was also given the gift of a size 35 mm crochet hook by Stephanie… I wonder if it was a conspiracy?

Anyway, I tried the size 35 mm hook on the cloth yarn, but the fabric was too lose and I didn’t like it, so I left everything to one side although  all these materials inspired me to making my cushion covers out of ‘tyarn’ (t-shirt yarn) yesterday.

IMG_1971smallThe Fat Bowl © 2010 Irene Lundgaard

When I finished the cushion covers yesterday I started to work on ‘The Fat Bowl’ which is improvised and worked in the Ingrid Wagner yarn. I worked it on a size 15 mm hook this time and all of a sudden the yarn came into it’s own. It made a structural, dense fabric and was just ideal for making a yarn bowl out of.

I love it and feel another look in the t-shirt drawer coming on…