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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Red Heart Super Saver Blacklight - Argyle

I was playing around with the Red Heart Super Saver Blacklight yarn the other day.  Have you used it?  It's black and neon and super bright.  It also makes an awesome argyle!

The repeat of the variegated pattern is very long (it reminds me of the Super Saver Camo yarns) but I used a larger hook and it turned out to be a great scarf length.



So, for those of you that want to make a fun on-trend neon scarf with a little something extra (argyle!) I used a size I hook and my Argyle Crochet technique.  Mine worked out to be 185 single crochet stitches long, and 17 rows. (You don't HAVE to use the argyle technique, it would still look cool as a variagated scarf).  The finished scarf is approximately 63 inches long and 5 inches wide.


xoxo

14 comments:

  1. Wow! That's beautiful! And it looks great on you! I can't wait to try it!!!

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  2. Hi Jaime, What a beautiful scarf and it looks absolutely stunning with black!!! My daughter, Miss J, will love this scarf!!! Well done!!! Have a happy week!!!
    Love
    AMarie

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  3. i love this so much and its my daughters favorite... NEON. i've done argyle with simpler varigated yarns but never tackled anything like this one. i'm having troubles figuring out the color loop of my skein so i can't get the argyle pattern to come out :( any tips on this? and what's your gauge? thanks for sharing this beautiful scarf! you done a wonderful job on it

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  4. Hi Jaime,
    I too am in love with this scarf and your argyle technique. I purchased your book (kindle) and with my I-hook crocheted 185 stitches and i'm on row 9 and it doesn't look anything like an argyle. The colorway is long but how does it argyle if you don't complete a full colorway? Thanks, Missy

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    1. I have made this scarf and it does give that checkered pattern. BUT, I had to crochet the whole colorway (see the book), AND I had to constantly adjust my tension to get the colors to line up (moving one forward every row as rows alternate and cause the crossed pattern.

      (It isn't much problem to crochet tighter to get more stitches out of a color section, but I have found the best way to think of crocheting looser is to think I am crocheting a bit "above" the work, lengthening my loops that way, to have less stitches our of a color section.)

      Really, you won't see the change in tension in the finished product because your eye is drawn to the pattern.

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  5. holy cow! This picture in a GIS for "RHSS Blacklight" has just introduced me to your crochet argyle technique. AWESOME

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  6. Awesome sauce!! I bought like 20 skeins because my son wanted a blanket but I couldn't find a pattern worthy of it! This works! Love it! Now, what do I do to make it? Lol- thanks for the great idea! He will love it

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  7. Thanks for this! I bought your book too. I was surprised how long the chain was at the beginning, but it all turned out pretty well. Definitely one to pay close attention to as you are working it. Tension is key. Ugh.

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  8. Thanks for this! I bought your book too. I was surprised how long the chain was at the beginning, but it all turned out pretty well. Definitely one to pay close attention to as you are working it. Tension is key. Ugh.

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    1. what was the color code for this .. I have the book but I can't understand what I'm doing

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  9. I'm confused, I found this under " free patterns", but it links to Amazon? Where is the free pattern please?

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