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Hi there & welcome to Annie's Place. A place inspired by and named after my late Grandmother Annie. Somewhere I can be creative, and share my love for all things handmade. I like nothing better than sitting with hook & yarn, crafting something home spun & completely unique, or rustling up some yummy baked goodies. I live in a town with a beautiful embankment, situated on the River Great Ouse. You may know me as CosyKitty on Ravelry. Why not stop a while.....?!!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Bobble Stitch Scarf

I know quite a few of you were pondering what I might do with some of the yummy yarns I received on my recent birthday. Well ponder no more lovely readers, for I am here today to share a seasonal project with you. Care to take a look.....?



My sister's birthday is a mere ten days after mine, so this year I thought it would be nice to give her something not only hand made by me, but something that would come in useful during the colder months creeping upon us. A scarf seemed like the ideal present, so I picked out some of my SMC Extra Soft Merino Cotton and a 4mm hook to get me started.

After a pootle around on Pinterest I was quite overwhelmed by all the fab ideas & inspiration, I just didn't know where to begin deciding on a pattern. I was a little covert and tried to suss out what my sister might like by showing her various pins, fishing for hints on styles and colours she might favour. I soon deduced that she would very much like something in earthy tones.


Working in rows isn't my most favourite way of crocheting, as I always worry that the sides of my work will end up uneven or wonky, at worst with a few extra stitches not accounted for! The first few rows I sometimes find tricky, especially if I'm working into a long foundation chain. Thankfully on this occasion my fears were unfounded and I was able to keep my edges neat & tidy. What a relief.

Those of you with a beady eye will see I opted for rows of 3 stitch bobbles. Easy once you get into a nice rhythm. It makes for a lovely texture that's fully reversible, so perfect for a scarf. I just improvised the colour placement, working with solid blocks of colour, thus avoiding too many pesky yarn tails. One word of warning though; if you're going to use bobble stitch make sure you calculate how much yarn you'll need as this stitch is a real yarn eater.  



So there you have it. 198 rows of soft bobble stitch, just under six feet long. Plenty big enough to wrap around and snuggle into. If anyone's interested in the colours, they are 05604 Beige, 05664 Moss & 05679 Stone.

Just my little crafty contribution for the week........

Lots of love
x x x x

38 comments:

  1. Sooo pretty! Your lucky sis must have loved it! :-)

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  2. That is such a gorgeous scarf and I love that stitch - I may have to have a try myself. Such a lovely present to receive and its looks so nice all tied up with the ribbon. I think I'm going to have to google bobble stitch and have a go !
    Kate
    justpootling.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. It may be a yarn eater but it sure is gorgeous, well done I love it.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  4. GORGEOUS!!! A GREAT WORK!
    I looooove it!
    Congrats and kisses from Catalonia!

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  5. Oh Sharron, your work is always so incredibly neat that I had no doubts a project worked in rows made by you would be wonderfully straight :). The colours are beautiful. Have you gifted it to your sister yet?

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  6. Fabulous scarf! Who will make me one! I am sewing at the moment. Just finished a patchwork stitched bag with Cath Kidston fabric leftovers. Jo x

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  7. Such beautiful colors and nice texture too. One of my younger sisters is also an "earthy" tone person, loves the grassy, woodsy tones, sandy neutral colors. And that's fine once in a while, but I like your brighter projects even more!!

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  8. Your work is always so neat and just so gorgeous. The scarf looks like a perfect present and in brilliant autumnal colours. xx

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  9. Sharron, I have never tried the bobble stitch yet, but your beautiful work inspires me to want to succeed in doing so! Thanks so much for posting.
    Gracie xx

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  10. That is absolutely stunning. I love the regular pattern of the stitch, and the blocks of colour work beautifully against each other. And it's nice and long too - there's nothing worse than a too-short scarf! x

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    1. Hello again! You won my giveaway. :-)

      Please could you email me your address? x

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  11. Great work. I loved the colours... :)

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  12. Your sister must be so happy that you made that beautiful thing for her Sharron - I love everything about it - it is very elegant and perfectly crocheted! When I saw 'bobble stitch' my first thought was "Oh no, that must have taken ages to do", but I guess that doesn't even come into the equation when one works on something so gorgeous for a loved one! Well done lovely!
    Warm hug,
    Joy xo

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  13. ME GUSTA LO PROLIJA Y LA COMBINACIÓN DE COLORES !!! BUEN TRABAJO !!!! SANDRA -------------- de ARGENTINA

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  14. Very lovely, and handmade gifts are the best ones!

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  15. Wow! I love it :) I am planning on making Christmas gifts this year and this project is definitely on my to-do list :) Thanks for sharing :)
    Smiles, DianeM

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  16. A really beautiful scarf, and a lovely gift for your sister.
    M x

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  17. Adorei. Tudo que voce faz é muito bonito. Já está na minha lista de projetos no ravelry!.
    I loved it. Everything you do is so pretty. It's already in my ravelry's queue. Gloria, from Brazil.

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  18. Gorgeous!! Love the colours you chose!! I'm sure she is going to love it! Xo

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  19. A beautiful and stunning scarf.
    irene
    xxxx

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  20. Hi Sharron... lucky sister I say. Your scarf looks gorgeous. I'm putting off making my husband a scarf for his birthday because the colours he wants are not really my cup of tea! Must get it started though because its only a fortnight away. Betty is my nanna Elizabeth (known by all as Betty) and Annie is my grandma Rose Anna (known by all as Annie)... thank you for dropping by, glad you found me!

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  21. Hi Sharron, that's a lovely very wearable scarf! I'm sure she will be very thankfull in these colder months! I love your new banner by the way, it's lovely and the grey polka dots! Heather x

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  22. It looks very good! And such a nice pattern. Ready for cold and rainy weather!

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  23. Oh Sharron, that's absolutely gorgeous and so beautifully neat. Your lucky, lucky sister!

    Heather x

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  24. Je suis ravie de découvrir votre blog !! Passion Crochet !!!
    de magnifiques réalisations, du goût et plein de jolies couleurs !!!
    Je débute au crochet et j'apprécie vos tutos !!! Merci !
    je reviendrai !!
    See You, Nedj from FrANCE

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  25. Hi, I've been reading your blog and I started out in a similar way, by buying the same Jan Eaton books. I also did a few classes at a knitting shop in Dublin (This is Knit) but as you said it is just practice, practice, practice. I love the scarf, and I think it would look good on men as well. Is there any chance of a sampler tutorial, as your work is so incredibly neat and you have the same concerns as most of us, that is the uneven rows, etc. The only other instructions I have seen, the scarf is not as impressive as yours.

    Keep it up, your blog is lovely!

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  26. Your scarf is pretty. The rows and stitches turned out so neat. I understand what you meant about having concerns about edge alignment. As I am working on a scarf now, I've experienced nonuniformity! In my case, I am saved by the variegated colorful yarn and a thin weight of yarn in triple crochet. Thanks for sharing! I visit your blog often, and it is a pleasure. Alexine

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  27. Oi amiga, adorei todas as novidades do teu blog, também trago novidades no meu blog para ti contar, confira e depois deixe um comentário para eu poder saber o que achastes,beijokas.
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  28. Lovely, make me want to reach out and stroke it, looks so soft, wonderful gift :) xx

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  29. Your scarf is beautiful Sharron!...I really can't think of a lovelier gift to receive..it will be treasured for sure...lucky lucky sister..x
    Happy New Week,
    Susan x

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  30. Beautiful. What a wonderful gift. The colours are so pretty together too

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  31. A beautiful gift, beautifully made...
    Pat x

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  32. Merci pour l'idée, je cherchais justement un point pour une écharpe au crochet pour finir mes pelotes. Ce sera parfait!

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  33. Hello, beautiful scarf - your stitching is so even and perfect, looks amazing :)
    As well as scarf appreciation, I love 'made with love' ribbon you tied it with. Could possibly you tell me where you got it from? I'm currently making a blanket as a wedding present for my brother, and that ribbon would be PERFECT. Thank you so much!

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    1. Hello Debbie,

      Thank you for the lovely comment! To answer your question I bought the ribbon from an etsy shop a long time ago, which is sadly not trading at the moment. However they have a facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lilla-Lotta/264876333560756 which may be of interest to you. Why not take a look and maybe contact the seller direct. Perhaps they can fulfil your request. I hope this helps :)

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  34. hello you inspire me sooooooo much just gazing at your work colors designs I am a new-be trying but with all you crochet artists is leading me on thank you am glad too have met you in my blog land by for now renee

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  35. Hi Sharron,
    I have been here many times but I fell in love with soooo many of your projects today that I had to say hello! I love love love this pillow you have to the right of this column, the one in greens and purples but cannot find it on your blog anywhere. I was hoping to get the pattern or at least the yarn type and colors. So beautiful! Also, do you have a link to this bobble stitch pattern? I have heard of it before but have never found it online. The colors are AMAZING!! Thank you in advance for any patterns you can point me to. I will be back more often! Is that your Mom in the photo or you and your grandchild? I have no clue, so please don't take any offense!! Thanks again,
    Jana

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