I am very excited about this scarf for a few reasons. 1 – I learned a new stitch 2 – I did not follow a pattern and came up with the pattern myself and 3 – I got to use this super cute blueberry colored yarn.
Ok so first we will start with yarn. It is made by Ella Rae (link to yarn.com to see examples) and since the label simply says the color is #13 I have decided to call it Blueberry Pie. It is a worsted lace merino yarn and looked like this when I got it balled up:
After I got the yarn I was searching around for something to make with it and came across this little video tutorial for this crazy stitch called the Odd Forked Cluster stitch. It sounds hard, but it’s actually super easy and turns out really cool, check out the video for it:
I did about 5 rows of this stitch and thought the scarf needed something else and not just row after row of this stitch even though its super cool. Wanting to do something different on my own I decided on 2 rows of 1 dc ch1 rows (to create the boxes effect) and then 2 rows of just sc across. I did this 3 times. See progress here:
I then went back to 5 rows of the Odd Forked Cluster Stitch, when I did this, because of the way the cluster stitch works in the same stitch 2 times it made those rows wider then the other rows of just the dc and sc (you can see the edge gets skinnier and then wider again in the photo) and it made the rows of the Cluster Stitch bumpy. At first I did not think I liked it but then it reminded me of Blueberry Pie bubbling over the pie pan when baking and thats when I decided that is what I would name this yarn and thus this scarf the Blueberry Pie Scarf.
Half way through making this I thought about writing up the pattern I ended up doing. I may still, which would make this my very first pattern!!! So hopefully I can remember what I did!
Here are some photos of the finished scarf. If I do write up the pattern soon I will update this post with a link to it! I think it turned out cute what do you think?
Pattern for this scarf available here!
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That is the perfect name for that yarn. Merino is lovely to the touch. Soft. You did a great job designing your scarf and I like the added stitches.
Thanks so much :) In the next week or so I hope to tackle writing up the pattern for it too!