Sunday, January 24, 2010
scrumble # 30
This week's scrumble started with the crochet spiral flower in the centre.
Similar to those described in my 'never too many Handbags' book, it has a single colour base, then surface stitches are worked into the back loops of the stitches in the previous round of the spiral.
Once it was the desired size, I worked rows of slip stitches for surface embellishment.
The first round was worked into the 'free' front loops of the base stitches, then another round of slip stiches was worked into these slip stitches, and then another into those. Ruffles were formed by increasing as these embellishments were made.
I then picked up stitches and knitted various small areas outwards from behind the spiral.
Other crochet stitches were added between the knitted areas, and onto their edges.
Yarns used included wool, mohair, silk, various synthetics and a wool and linen mix.