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Prairie glass scarf

Quick scarf crocheted from handspun, from 4oz "lemonlime" batt from Crosspatch Creations.


I did the spinning during a Spindler's ravelry list challenge where the inspiration was stained glass, so I thought about Frank Lloyd Wright's prairie glass windows and how modern he made them look with the white, clear or translucent areas, and limited colour palette. This batt ( was perfect.


I wanted to preserve the colour areas somewhat and limit optical blending so I decided not to ply. I spun the batt into thick singles, then crocheted in groups of three treble stitches, which kept several inches of the same colour together in a block. Since the crochet was right-handed, it relaxed the singles and softened the feel.

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Taken on October 14, 2009