While I’m at it….

The Winter 2010 edition of Interweave Crochet devoted several articles and projects to Tunisian Crochet.  My grandmother made several beautiful afghans using this technique so I decided to try it myself.  Grandma had taught me this stitch and somehow once I played with with for a few minutes it came back to me.  This type of crochet, also know by the name afghan stitch, is really fun to do.  It is worked on a long needle and the stitches are “cast on” like knitting, but cast off the hook on the return row.  I’m working with three yarns to create a beautiful tweedy effect.  Each pass changes color so as I end a row, I pickup the next color and work in the opposite direction, complete that row and pickup the third color.  This repeats and creates the effect in the pictures below.  For those of you who know us well, you will see that Don did not take these pictures… ;-).  The multicolored thread inspired this piece and I purchased it when we were vacationing in Oregon at Tu Tu Ton Lodge several years ago.  I only have 4 balls of this wonderful thread so to make a shawl I needed some complimentary thread.  The “orange” thread is really a “heather” blend of a subdued orange and light purple (sorry the photo doesn’t to it justice) and a hand spun variegated merino wool in shades of purple.  All the threads are a joy to work with.    Keep an eye here to see my progress.



2 Responses to “While I’m at it….”

  1. kris says:

    nice! how large do you expect it to be in the end? (after washing first of course)

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