Hairpin Lace Neck Scarf
I have always admired projects on Ravelry with this particular pattern and wanted to crochet this scarf. It is a wonderful pattern designed by hairpin lace buff Jennifer Hansen.
This summer a crochet book by Margaret Hubert caught my eye, and when I browsed through it at home, I discovered the scarf :-)
Yarn 1 skein Soft Silk by BC Garn, 100 % bourette silk in shade #158 gray, 100 g/350 m – 3,53 ounces/383 yards. This is a sport weight yarn.
Hook 4 mm US: G/6
Hairpin Lace Loom
The scarf is made of 7 hairpin lace strips, which are joined by an easy braiding technique. I have made a photo tutorial about the hairpin lace crochet technique.
I made one extra strip, since my hairpin lace loom is not as wide as what the pattern calls for. I had to decipher Swedish crochet terms in the book, so I am quite proud of myself I got them right :-) This is a written pattern only with no crochet chart/diagram.
Make sure to wet block the scarf after finishing, so the edging stands out in a nice and crisp way.
This is the first time I used this yarn and I wouldn’t recommend it for this pattern. The pattern calls for a thicker yarn (DK weight) and many projects on Ravelry look nicer than mine. – It just gets a little bit too much of a thready look around my neck. I think bourette silk is the most cheap silk available and this type of silk doesn’t have a pretty sheen to it. I will have to wait until a lush silk or bamboo yarn finds its way into my stash and try another version.
The project is fast to make though – and if you can crochet without achart it makes a great gift project or a little treat for yourself.
close up of scarf