Weaving Olden Patterns: August 2016

Monday, 22 August 2016

It's officially "TC Pfeilraupe"!

Fellow crocheter Brunella Russo-Girard and I are very proud to announce that the Tunisian Crochet versione of the "Pfeilraupe" scarf is finally available!
You can download it for free HERE, both in English and Italian.
As I said in my previous post this is an easy project, suitable for beginners who know the Tunisian simple stitch and a bit about increasing and casting off - yeah, that's all you need to make it. I really hope some of you, my dear readers, will enjoy it!


Monday, 8 August 2016

Is it "Pfeilraupe"??

Why, yes - kinda. Let me tell you a story.

Some weeks ago a wondefully creative lady, Brunella Russo-Girard, shared some pics of her own interpretation of the popular Pfeilraupe scarf, not knitted but made in Tunisian Crochet. Trusting in a talent I myself didn't think I had, she asked me if I would've liked to give it a try, in order to make some design adjustements she tought were needed.
Now, that's some task.
I followed her instructions for the start and the main body, then I had to handle to most difficult part: the holes. As you can see I made 5, not 6, for no particular reason other than that I like uneven numbers better, lol. Apart from this, and from a completely different way of working, the scarf should be quite similar to the original, but worked in the characteristc Tunisian basic stitch.
Both Brunella and I are proud of the result and, with authorization from the author of the original, Alpi Alpenrose, I'm writing the pattern for the TC version of this lovely scarf.
Stay tuned if you're interested, for hopefully the instructions will be available soon! It's an easy and quick project, IMHO ideal for someone who's willing to try something more difficult than a plain rectangular scarf, or for a more expert crocheter who'd like to relax a bit between intricate projects.
In the meantime tell me, what do you think about it?