Unique YarnI was looking around for some unique yarns and came across Expression Fiber Arts . Chandi hand dyes all the yarn and has many different sizes and colors of yarn. There are always specials, giveaways, and a monthly yarn club where she introduces her new colors. I ordered yarn from her November yarn club "Shades of Grey "collection. The yarn I chose is a silk lace yarn called silver sentiment.
This is how the hank of yarn arrives
Look at the great color tones and how each color works together to make a beautiful yarn.
I loved the colors of the yarn so I bought it without a project in mind! (this can be dangerous since you can end up with a lot of yarn that way). It took me a few months to find the right project for this yarn and I finally found two great scarf patterns. I was able to make two scarves form one hank of yarn.
Japanese Scarf Patterns
I found the first patten in a Japanese crochet book (see picture below). I found this book on Amazon. I could not understand Japanese but I can understand the charts in the book!
Here is the pattern I used out of the book, it was perfect for the silk lace yarn.
Here is the finished product and a close-up of the crochet pattern for the scarf.
The other pattern I used was from the Pierrot yarn website, you can find the pattern here. Pierrot is a Japanese yarn company that has some of their patterns translated into English, you can find all kinds of great patterns that you can download for free!
You should check out Expression Fiber Arts, they have some really great yarns!