A one skein project that will have you completely hooked (see what we did there?)
This clever little scarf is designed to let the yarn shine, so why not pick something truly spectacular?
We've rounded up 3 different colour palettes to make this gorgeous design really pop; wonderfully transitioning from the bright heat of Summer to the cooler days of Autumn. From earthy tones to bright rainbows, we're hoping there's something for everyone and might just inspire you to take the plunge and make your very own Slice of Life.
This pattern calls for fingering-weight yarn, and both designer samples were made with a blend of 75% merino and 25% nylon. However, crochet is a craft of experiment so feel free to try different yarn blends to match your personal preference.
First up is a deliciously moody mix from Edelweiss Fibres: Hillside Heather. It’s a perfect colour combo to bring your Summer makes into Autumn (think: Issue 5 mood board!), but a great way to add a pop of colour without overpowering an outfit. The variegated colourway of greens, purples and hints of brown evoke the lilac hues of the Scottish Hills.
Composition: 50% Superwash Merino, 50% Tencel
Meterage: 333m / 364yd
Secondly, we have a zingy skein from Ducky Darlings! Peach Sorbet is the most perfect name, and the colours are just right for those who can’t bear to part with Summer (or the idea of it) just yet. With a very soft, almost gelato-like peach base, speckles of coral, gold and brown add a softer and more contemporary feel to the colour palette.
Composition: 75% Merino, 25% Nylon
Meterage: 425m / 464yd
Last, and certainly not least, we’ve chosen Leaves Ankle-Deep on Gusty Roads by Zakami Yarns. This name says it all: feel instantly transported to a perfect Autumn day, warm drink in hand, snuggly crochet in lap. Neutrals are an all-time classic and they aren’t going anywhere as we head into late Summer. In this scheme, rusty tones are mixed with stretches of white and gold to create a yarn that is warm and opulent.
Composition: 100% Fine Merino
Meterage: 400m / 437 yd
We hope you’ve enjoyed this little round-up and we hope this has provided a touch of inspiration to get started on Issue 4’s one-skein wonder.