And the Snowflake Scarf is finished!
(I promise it is not glow-in-the-dark green...but Blogger insists on uploading my perfectly normal aqua-teal-tiffany blue scarf with these greenish highlights).
The idea was to make up a scarf with different types of snowflakes, to resemble MG as the "snowflake disease", that is - each and every person would differ in the presentation of their symptoms. I ended up using three snowflakes patterns, after realising that I just do not have the patience to figure out how to make all these different motifs fit together in a cowl. So I hooked three separate strands, one per pattern, where I joined the snowflakes as I went along, and then I threw my hands in the air as I could not decided what to do next.
(Okay, Blogger is going crazy)
I took it along to our Crochet-in Public event where I hoped to get good advice
(which, of course, I did).
A very good idea was to pre-join all the motifs with stitch markers, and I literally strung it around this cushion to keep everything in its place, with no twisting of the strands. I positioned the snowflakes so that each loose point of the middle row flakes could join with two joined "arms" of the snowflake below or above. Then starting from a random point, I literally hooked a chain, linking up and down between the nearest points, trying to balance it as equally as possible.
(This is the absolute nearest to freefrom that I will ever get)
And then it worked!
I'm thinking of giving this one away at a MG group, and do another one, this time in a brilliant bamboo by One of a Kind yarns, in the same lovely colour. Might make four or three strands then, but for now, I'm happy :-)
(Isn't it bloody difficult to take a selfie when you need to 'model' something? Eeeek, akward.)
Tuula Maaria's 2-row snowflake
Red Heart's Snowflake Ornament (with a slight change in the 2nd row)
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