I promised you details of the kidsilk CAL a few days ago and here they are!
This is the introduction to the Cloud CAL, a skinny summer scarf made from kidsilk yarn – that is a laceweight yarn which is approx 70% kid mohair and 30% silk. It is light and fluffy, much like a cloud 🙂
This is a fun CAL and will come in 2 parts – part 1 will be published next Friday (18th May 2018) and part 2 the Friday afterwards (25th May 2018). Today I’m giving you details of the materials; hopefully a week is long enough for you to gather these.
What you will need:
1 x 25g ball of kidsilk yarn, about 200m long. There are many yarns available of this variety – Rowan Kidsilk Haze, Debbie Bliss Angel, Willow & Lark Plume to name a few. I used a ball of Rowan Kidsilk Haze that I have had in my stash for AGES – so long that the shade number is no longer available and I can’t even find a name from the shade by trawling through Ravelry! It is number 591 and is a lovely pale grey which is neutral enough to go with anything.
4.0mm (US G/6) crochet hook, I like Clover Amour
Weighing scales, I use Salter scales because they have a handy weighing tray which doubles up as a cover, but any good small weight kitchen scales will do – ideally ones that weigh in 0.1g or 0.05g measures and with a weighing tray that will take a ball or skein of yarn (some of them are a bit too small for this)
6 lockable stitch markers, the ones I used are like little safety pins and very lightweight so ideal for the yarn
Beads plus a small hook (small enough to go through the centre of the bead), I used 60 size 8 beads and a Clover Amour 0.6mm crochet hook. Whilst beads are optional, I think they really set this scarf off well.
This is a very simple CAL, aiming to be a relaxing make rather than a challenge as many people find using kidsilk yarn is a challenge anyway.
Just one last thing, I can’t set you off on a CAL unless I give you a sneak peek!
This is skinny and simple, and may even convert some of you to kidsilk yarn! Of course, you don’t have to use kidsilk yarn – any yarn will do as this pattern will work with anything, but of you want to use beads then 4ply would be best.
Until part 1 next week…………..
Happy crocheting xxx