Continuing on my quest to use up more of the part balls in my stash, I have been mixing and matching to combine some thinner yarns to make chunky thicknesses. The largest crochet hook that I possess is a size 8.00, and it has been working overtime this week making scarves.
I enjoyed myself putting together different combinations of yarn. The red scarf consists of two strands of pink 2 ply, one strand of lilac 4 ply, one of red 4 ply and one of white dk. The blue one has two strands of blue 4 ply, one of white 4 ply and one of a grey variegated sock yarn. In some cases it is not the same yarn throughout; as long as I had enough of the same ply in a similar colour, I used up smaller balls where possible. The blue scarf is softer and has a better drape; I think that really the red one should have either used one strand fewer or been made on a larger hook. However, it is large and very warm and wraps twice around my neck, so will hopefully help someone keep warm. Perhaps this is my excuse to go hook shopping!