La Mer Scarf

TunisianLaceScarf

I’m working up this gorgeous Tunisian crochet scarf in my Spunky Eclectic BFL Walkabout. The yarn is so soft and squooshy, I can’t wait to wear it! If you’re not a Ravelry member (Cripes! Why not?!), the pattern was published in the Summer 2008 edition of Interweave Crochet.

I’m going to have to change the pattern a bit due to the nature of Tunisian crochet. Often the right side works up rather loose and ripply, as opposed to the left side which works up nice and firm. This is what’s happening with this pattern and I think it’s exacerbated by making a ch 1 at the start of the Forward Pass.

I’ve tried dropping the first chain in this pattern onto a safety pin, then picking it up to work off on the Return Pass, and although this works, I think I’ll try leaving off the ch 1 altogether and see if it works even better. Normally you wouldn’t work a ch 1 at the beginning of a Forward Pass, so I don’t think it’ll be missed – will see how it works up.

Skip ch 1 altogether, or drop ch 1 onto a safety pin – those are my choices for a firm right edge. Will post how I get on…

3 thoughts on “La Mer Scarf”

  1. Great scarf! Your’s looks much better thann the one in the magazine. What yarn/color or did you use? Thanks for your post.

  2. Thanks Sharon. The yarn is Blue Faced Leicester roving from Spunky Eclectic called ‘Burning Bush’. I spun it as a 2 ply yarn, so it’s completely unique – I love it!

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