Quote: The White Witch : I can make anything you like. (Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis)
And with that quote in mind, I did go right ahead and make anything I liked!
I like things that are unique, quirky and maybe a little odd.
I had this design rattling around in my head for weeks. I had seen a scientists graph somwhere online charting Icicles and instantly my brain decided that this would make a great idea for a crochet design. I did try very hard to resist the urge to purchase the yarn for this, but I already had the cream in stock, so what can a person really do? I gave in and bought a second ball of Bendigo Woollen Mill Luxury to start making it. This arrived by owl mail (yes a Harry Potter reference), but I still did not give in to the urge to start on the design right away.
The design idea refused to leave me alone. It was insistant upon being made. My brain had re-worked it a dozen times over. I had just completed another unique scarf (Moths Ate My Flower Scarf) and was trying to decide what project I would work on next. So I gave in and grabbed my hook and started to create ‘Ice Queen’.
The base for this beauty is a simple Sc (US Terms) scarf with tapered ends.
The uniqueness is created with the layer of Surface Slip Stitch over this simple base. Icicles dance from the edges, created by simple chains, puff stitch and slip stitch.
When it came time to name my creation, I had a few names in mind. I wanted the Icicle theme to be apparent in the name and I kept thinking of the Snow Queen in C.S. Lewis Narnia Chronicles. Combining the two themes together created the name ‘Ice Queen’.
The Scarf also doubles as a Cowl with the addition of a button and buttonhole. You can also add an extra buttonhole loop near the neckline if you wish to wear it just draped across your shoulder and buttoned at the neck.
So if you would like to feel like an ‘Ice Queen’, all snug and warm in your very own Scarf/Cowl, now is your chance.
If you have a fear of Surface Slip Stitch, all I can say is DON’T be afraid. It is easy.
The pattern is in written form and is available in both UK and US Terms and is available on:
Ravelry (click here), Etsy (click here) and Lovecrafts (click here).
It comes with many pictures and graphs for the Surface Slip Stitch as well as the written stitches.
Materials Required: (click here) for Bendigo Woollen Mill yarn.
I have some patterns available on Bendigo Woollen Mills Webpage and Ice Queen will be listed on their shortly as well.
- 5mm hook
- C1=1 x Bendigo Woollen Mill Luxury 10ply Aran in Cream 300m per ball. Approx 220m used
- C2= 1 x Bendigo Woollen Mill Luxury 8ply Dk in Shadow 400m per ball. Approx. 350m used
- 1x button approx 45mm/1.77inches (optional)
- Tapestry Needle
- Stitch markers
My pattern testers did themselves proud with their crochet abilities. They helped to fine tune the pattern and I know I would be lost without them!!!
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Now to the boring stuff!
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