During a recent trip to Hobby Lobby, in my current quest to branch out and add more colored yarns to my patterns, I came across Yarn Bee Dazzling yarn. Most of the color options didn’t do much for me, but a skein of “Morning Haze” practically jumped off the shelf and into my cart (you’ve had that happen before too, right?). It is soooo pretty! The steely purple, blue and gray color changes are long and subtle (just how I like them), and a continuous metallic thread gives the yarn such a pretty reflective finish. It is definitely on the lighter side of the #4 worsted category, comparable to the feel of Caron Simply Soft or Bernat Satin.
When I first started playing with it, I was afraid that my 3rd loop stitches would get completely lost in the busyness of the yarn. And while they certainly don’t jump off the scarf, one of the things I love about the finished product is the understated texture that is magnified when the light hits it in a certain way.
Of course, this pattern would be beautiful in a solid-colored yarn as well, and I may try that next.
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Finished Size: 7″ tall x 60″ around
Hook: H (5.00mm)
Yarn: Approximately 440 yards of Yarn Bee Dazzling Yarn (<2 skeins) in “Morning Haze”. Dazzling is a lightweight #4 yarn, with a very similar feel to Caron Simply Soft. It is sold at Hobby Lobby stores.
Gauge: 8 rows of 8 HHDC = 2″ square
You’ll also need: Yarn needle
SL ST (slip stitch)
HDC (half double crochet)
HHDC (herringbone half double crochet; see “special stitch” below)
HHDC – Herringbone Half Double Crochet. Here’s how you do it:
HHDC: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch. Yarn over, pull loop through stitch AND through first loop on hook (this is similar to a slip stitch motion). Two loops remain on hook. Yarn over and pull through both loops.
(If you need additional help, Moogly has an excellent video tutorial here. Please note that while her video considers the CH2 at the beginning of rows as a stitch, the pattern below does not.)
(1) This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.
(2) Pattern is worked in rows, then seamed at the end.
(3) To find the “3rd loop” (as mentioned in Round 4 and every four rows after that), insert your hook into the loop that sits just below the top loop that is closest to you. (Also called the Camel Stitch or RibHDC.)
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To begin: CH 231.
Row 1: HHDC in 2nd CH from hook and in each remaining CH. (230)
Row 2: CH1, turn. HHDC in each ST across. (230)
Row 3: CH1, turn. HDC in each ST across. (230)
Row 4: CH1, turn. HHDC in third loops of each ST across. (230)
Row 5: CH1, turn. HHDC in each ST across. (230)
Row 6: CH1, turn. HHDC in each ST across. (230)
Row 7: CH1, turn. HDC in each ST across. (230)
Row 8: CH1, turn. HHDC in third loops of each ST across. (230)
Rows 9-24: Repeat Rows 5-8. (230)
Row 25: CH1, turn. HHDC in each St across. (230)
Row 26: CH1, turn. HHDC in each ST across. (230)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Use tail to sew short sides of scarf together. Weave in all ends.