I don’t see too many patterns for ‘thread’ scarves.  Now, laceweight yarn would likely work up very much like this, but I’m intrigued with the use of thread for this scarf.  It has turned out very nicely.  In my mind, this opens up new vistas in scarf-making.  Hmmmm……

Amy Solvay's Thread Scarf

http://crochet.about.com/od/scarves/a/thread-crochet-cotton-scarf-free-pattern.htm (scroll down to see the pattern)

As I’ve written before, I especially enjoy making scarves for a variety of reasons.  First, it’s a great way to test out new stitch patterns.  If I find that I dislike a certain stitch pattern or motif, I can finish up the project quickly with the least waste of materials and time – lesson learned.  Another reason is that scarves are a nice way to combine yarns and use up partial skeins and small bits.

But, the best reason, perhaps, is that they make such fantastic gifts.  In all climates, I see people wearing scarves – even in the Tropics where a temperature drop to 85 degrees F has everyone pulling out their woolens, scarves are used.  Among desert peoples, scarves and shawls – or similar garments called by whatever name – are widely used to preserve the body’s temperature and precious sweat.  In colder climes, layers of shawls and scarves are not just fashion accessories.  They are great for layering to accommodate varying temperatures between inside and outside.  Keeping one’s head and neck covered are often the key to maintaining health when blustery wind and freezing rain pelt us mercilessly.  So, I keep making scarves and giving them away – and wearing them.  I’m always looking for new scarf patterns.  And, I have bags and bags of thread on hand.  So, I’ll be trying my hand at this pattern.

By jd wolfe




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  1. Debra Van Dorp on June 23, 2011 5:46 pm

    This is a great pattern. I just found some lace weight yarn on a cone when I was organizing some thrift store finds. This pattern will be great. I think I will make it bigger so I can make a shawl. Thanks

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