Athenian Scarf (Broomstick Crochet)
The picture is of the sample piece made for me by Claire before Stitch & Craft 2011.
The pattern is written for a Cotton/Rayon blend yarn and as Cotton has a similar hand-feel and stretch to Silk, when looking around for sample knits to provide inspiration, myself and Claire thought that pairing this very simple broomstick crochet stitch with Rajgan would work, and it turned out much better than either of us expected!
I picked a yarn to send her that I didn’t really like, I call the colourway “Pastel Sweeties” because it reminds me of a packet of love hearts, and in the skein, I personally don’t think it’s really all that pretty.
The unexpected side benefit of my bias against pastels is that the stitch pattern really shows the colourway of the yarn to excellent effect, it’s a beautiful piece of work that looks stunning! Seeing it worked up, I would wear this myself, and as it’s really not my colours, that is saying something!
Clicking the “Free Ravelry Pattern” button below takes you away from this site and over to Ravelry.com where you can obtain this pattern.
Note that although the pattern as written just draws the loops out, to keep them even you may want to use a “broomstick” – a big fat 17, 19 or 25mm knitting needle or a ruler to make the loops around and keep them all the same. This is how the stitch gets it name.
Free Ravelry Pattern