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Crocheting the Hybrid Scarf with Lightweight Yarn

I've started crocheting the Hybrid Scarf pattern from The Cuffed Shawl and More, and I've changed a few things since last time.  For starters, I'm using sock yarn!

I discovered that I have three skeins of some Patons Kroy Socks in Flax, and I don't know what else to do with it.  I distinctly remember having some kind of plan when I bought it (no, not socks), but I can't remember that plan for the life of me.  So now it's going to be a scarf and I think it's already awesome. The pattern calls for for about 450 yards of worsted or aran weight yarn and a K crochet hook.  There are eight rows worked in double crochet stitches and some type of gloriously gradient yarn.  The book model is made with Red Heart Boutique Treasure, and I used Lion Brand Amazing.  They're both fantastic yarns. 

But I had wondered about this scarf with a lighter yarn, and I think a solid color will work nicely.  I jumped down to an E hook, though an F hook would probably look nice and extra airy. The stitches fit together fairly snugly, but this isn't stiff.  I'm not sure how many rows I'll need to crochet until this looks long enough (wide enough? I guess it depends on how you're wearing it), but I'll probably just crochet until I run out of yarn.  That may or may not be my life motto anyway.

 

Since this is for me, I'm going to skip the scalloped edging again.  I love the points where the increase stitches are worked, and I think leaving them uncovered will make this look more shawl-like. 

 

This may sound odd, but I'm hoping this looks like bat wings when it's all spread out.  I just think bat wings would look nice for an autumnal shawl-scarf hybrid, even if I probably will wear this bunched up like a scarf most of the time.  I still think it's going to be lovely, and I'm going to keep thinking as I work my way through this project.

10 thoughts on “Crocheting the Hybrid Scarf with Lightweight Yarn”

  • Bailey

    I have lots of that great intentions yarn. Thankfully I am starting to repurpose some of it. The scarf looks great.

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    • Jen

      Thank you! I am almost hoping that it will need even more yarn and I can use up a darker skein of something I have lying around. The road to Hell is paved with random skeins for me! A good repurposing project can be so satisfying--good for you!

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  • Sherry

    I go into stores and just can't pass up the sales for yarn. I always find an excuse to buy it. Then a year down the road I have no idea why I bought it. So I know how you feel. My walk-in closet is full of that type of yarn and....its about to get fuller. My friend is moving and she doesn't want to keep her stash of yarn. She was going to throw it away and I told her that was unthinkable so she offered to give it to me.

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    • Jen

      Oh man. Destashing friends are the worst. It's wonderful when they share, but ..... they're just the worst. I once had a friend bring TEN skeins of Thick & Quick to knit night and I was really excited to take it home. Once I got it home, I realized I was a moron. Good luck with the new additions to your stash!

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  • Fairfax Avenue

    I have an affection for Kroy! I added some marked-down grey-blue ombre skeins to my stash and a month later wondered why. Then I grabbed a hook and made a pointed-end necktie. It was a perfect 1-skein project.

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  • G Morgan

    I bought a bag of mostly never used yarn (factory wrapped) which had several skeins of sock or lace weight yarn in it and wondered what I would do with it. Eventually I do use my old yarn, the problem being that the pattern I wanted to use is no longer available or in fashion. I was given a bag of yarn by a friend that knew I was a sucker. 3 balls of fun fur, 4 eyelash (in various colors that go with nothing) and that furry pompom yarn. Not enough of any type to complete a real project.I really like the scarf you are making. Will you post a photo of it being worn, please? I can't imagine the drape. Thanks!

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    • Jen

      Oh man, odds and ends yarn is so tricky to use up! It sounds like you could create a Muppet! Believe me, I'll be blogging all about this scarf when I'm done and maybe shouting from some rooftops. It's coming out fairly tense, and I'm curious about how it's going to work. But thank you. I like it too!

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  • Catherine A. McClarey

    I had nearly used up the baby yarns in my stash (making a multistranded afghan with a big hook) -- and then I bought up all the yarn I could find at local garage sales in early May, and about half of it was baby yarn! ;( And then my spouse was kind enough to build in stops at a couple of Tuesday Mornings while we were on vacation earlier this month -- and the best of their limited selection of machine-washable yarn was . . . more baby yarn! I subsequently bought one of those multigrommeted project bags, so I could have 6 strands of fingering & sport-weight yarn at once all feeding to my N hook without getting tangled. (I'm going to need it!)

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    • Jen

      Oh my freaking goodness. I hope that blanket turns out to be amazing! That project bag sounds like a really, really wise decision.

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