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Friday, June 19, 2009

Lace revisiting triangle scarf

patina and stitch
A long time back I posted a tutorial on a triangle scarf using sugar and cream yarn. I decided I wanted to revise a triangle hair scarf, but this time I wanted something a little lacier to make so I changed the stitch pattern a little and made shells instead of just dcs and ch.
point and patina before edging
I am using vintage thread (probably antique due to the label that was on the ball) in a size 10 thread. Because of the age of the thread, it has a patina which, when crocheted, makes it look variegated. Some people probably would have tossed out the ball because most it looked damaged, but I have worked with this type of thing before and it is always fun to see how the patinas will work up. In this case, I think it's lovely; just the right amount of aging all the way through the ball. I will probably put this up for sale when it is done. I think it would make a lovely light summer head scarf and still be very feminine.
3/4 done
I was playing with the scarf edging on the morning commute to take my husband to work. He drives there then I drive back home, just so everyone knows I was not crocheting and driving at the same time.
start of edging
So, out of curiosity, what do you the readers of this blog think about the patina on old threads? I love the fact that even though the project is made brand new with old store stock, it looks like it has been around for years and handed down from one generation to the next. Do you love it or hate it, and why?


  1. Glad to know you weren't crocheting while driving ;-)

    About your question regarding the yarn, I LOVE it. I also like the patina the vintage balls of thread usually have and the way the finished items look. I've been using old thread to crochet some things too but I think it wasn't old enough because was still white.

    Thanks for revising the pattern!

  2. I love old things! I also respond to the fact that it's new, but old at the same time and looks like an heirloom already! Beautiful work.

  3. As long as said patina'd old thread does not smell! Do you wash it after you crochet it?

  4. I was wondering if someone was going to say that yes things are laundered and clean. Yes the patina does not smell even now working with it there is no smell from the fibers.

  5. I love it. That edging is really pretty too. I love old things...and love that it looks like an heirloom already!

  6. I like it too, I think it looks beautiful!


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