crochet

chocolate and lime

Some months ago I got it into my head that I could crochet a two coloured scarf, with a simple centre and a more elaborate border.  This is what I came up with.

chocolate and lime scarf

Both yarns are Bendigo Woollen Mills Cotton 8 ply. I crocheted five rows of dc for the centre strip in the chocolate colour, then added a lime coloured border. The border is #119 from Around The Corner Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman.

chocolate and lime scarf

I think that this is an interesting idea, but I’m not completely sold on the finished product. I feel that the centre panel is too thick and wide, and rather than providing a pleasing juxtaposition to the lighter lace, it just clashes a little. However, I will keep going with this as a general concept. I really enjoy working lace borders, and this is a nice way to get a useable product from them without embarking on a massive project.  Further details on Ravelry here.

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