Neckwarmers and stuff

Since i made the Eight Godmothers neckwarmer, designed by Linda Day Morehouse, a pattern which she graciously made available for free (thank you Linda!), i have knitted another one. I had some yarn laying around, it didn't have the right gauge, but i adapted the pattern. The colors are red and black, when it was finished, it looked like a Kozak military collar;). Hence the name: Kozak neckwarmer.


I crocheted some triangle shapes to fill the wedges, it makes the neckwarmer even more special.

Winter is coming, i thought a headband would be a good idea. I had just enough yarn to knit one.


And then there was the other one...
In the past i have tried to make a freeform hat, but that was a bust!


This is what i had thus far. I was so unhappy with the result, i took it apart and was stuck with a bunch of flowers and leaves. In my neckwarmer-spree it came to me, why not make a freeform neckwarmer?
It was one of my better lightbulb moments:)
Here are photos of the process of building it.


First i sewed the flowers and the leaves together in wedges, using the other neckwarmer as a model. In order to keep it in shape while working on it, i crocheted chains on the top and bottom of the piece.


The next step: i crocheted a collar and strips. The ribbing effect of the collar and strips is the result of rounds of single crochet, crocheted on the backloop. I had the idea to crochet the in-between spaces with various tight crochet stitches, like single crochet, but experimenting i found it took the shapes of the flowers and leaves away. I decided to do some netting in the spaces, so i sewed the piece on a blank canvas. This gave room to move and crochet without loosing the general shape.


I was pleasantly surprised by the result. The netting was kept fairly small, to keep the idea of a warm neck:) 




Some close up photos to show how it was done.



The final spread out.


And this is what it looks like on me. The headband was the finishing touch!

2 comments:

  1. Bonjour de France,
    Bravo c'est magnifique, ou trouver votre boutique sur Etsy ?
    Deva

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    1. Bonjour, merci beaucoup pour les complimets:) Ma boutique n'est pas encore ouverte. Au moment elle sera ouverte, je vais annoncer sur mon blog

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