Ethereal Ruby Lace Cowl
One of the most relaxing and sometimes wonderfully therapeutic things to do at the end of a long day is to get stuck into a good stitch repeat. Sometimes it’s the most simple of stitch combinations that work best for this; those pretty, repetitive combinations that you don’t need to think about, you just let your hook follow the same route again and again...
That's exactly what I wanted to create with this scarf, an outlet for a busy mind to relax and unwind with some of the most simple of stitches - crochet at it's best!
The delicate lacework is a combination of chains and trebles (US double crochet) and the stitch repeat works up simple chevron strips running up the length of the scarf with lacy openwork in-between.
I used 1 skein of West Yorkshire Spinners Exquisite lace weight yarn in Belgravia which was slightly more on the expensive side and a bit of a naughty treat but it really did add a luxurious feel to the finished scarf; the colour is incredibly rich and the 20% silk content gives it a deliciously soft feel.
Try the pattern for yourself here – what more excuse do you need to make another scarf than just to crochet it!