Another one of my recent crochet projects.
I bought 300g of 4ply Tonofwool Cormo yarn in a crowdfunded project a couple of years ago. The raw wool for this yarn was supplied by Peter Downie, founding family of the Cormo breed in Bothwell, Tasmania. It was scoured in Australia and processed and spun in New Zealand. It is the most delightful yarn to work with and to wear. It has amazing softness and squishiness. I bought Black, which is naturally coloured fleece and looks to me to be right on the border of darkest brown and black in colour. Sadly there is no more available.
It took me ages to decide on a pattern for this yarn. In the end I decided that an accessory would be more practical than a garment. I also wanted to use up as much of the yarn as possible, so a wrap or scarf seemed like a logical choice. I could just keep on crocheting until the yarn was used up! As it turned out I did stop a little bit before it was all gone because my scarf was getting SO long.
The pattern that I chose to use was the Braided and Broken Wrap by Lorene Hawthorn Eppolite of Cre8tion Crochet. I used a 4.5mm hook. Every second ladder of chain spaces is used to form the braided effect on the finished wrap, and is done just before the last row is worked. Otherwise it’s a straightforward one row repeat. Doesn’t get much simpler than that!
The first photo gives you the best idea of the colour of the yarn as it was taken outdoors in natural light. I am very pleased with my wrap and suspect that I will wear it for years and years.