For the last three Winters I have had this insane urge to make myself a scarf. It takes me a couple of goes to decide on the pattern I like. This year I wanted to crochet it. Because it's quicker. And I'm
lazy all for quick results.
I also had the most beautiful Moda Vera Beetle yarn. Then I found the Urban Shells pattern over at Ravelry, and I must say, it was a match made in heaven.
There was one point where I couldn't understand the pattern:
Row 3: ch2, sh (shell) in first st, *sk 2 st, dc in next st, sk 2 st, sh in next st, rep from *.
Yes, I know. Only Row 3. So I took a good look at the photo and worked it out myself. Aren't all the best ideas created from accidents? So apparently, I created all my shell stitches incorrectly the entire way through, but I don't care. I love this scarf. I love the colour, I love the warmth.
If you do decide to make the scarf there's a few things I wish I had known. Firstly, the pattern states that you need to start with a multiple of 5 +1 chain. It's actually a multiple of 6 as each shell section is 6 + something. I'm not too good at this extra chains for turning thing.
Secondly, it asks only for 300m. I found this to be not enough even for my fun size stature. What a damn shame to have to go back to Spotlight for another ball of yarn. Damn shame.
And yes, I totally did the whole scarf/photoshoot thing. Thanks Sarah for taking the last photo. But that's another post for another day.
And did you notice no reference to the other two scarves? That's because I never even took a photo of them. Oops. But I did make them. :)