The Headlands scarf was named after Headlands Dark Sky Park in northern Michigan. They say this is one of the best spots in my great state to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. The rippled stitch and the way the colors move across the scarf reminded me of how the northern lights dance across the sky.
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I designed the Headlands Scarf in collaboration with Darn Good Yarn. I was so excited when they reached out with me about this collaboration because I had never tried their yarn before.
We settled on a chevron stitch crochet scarf pattern.
All About the Crochet Chevron Stitch
There are so many different types of chevron or ripple stitches but I settled on a simple one with a little added texture from working in the back loops only. Chevrons are a great ‘next step’ for the beginner crocheter.
You can either create the peaks and valleys of the crochet chevron stitch by adding chains and skipping stitches or by crocheting increases and decreases. I opted for the increases and decreases because I wanted a solid fabric.
If you want to see a project where the chevrons were made by skipping stitches check out the Spacey Chevrons Cowl or the Merry & Bright Throw.
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Recycled Silk Yarn for the Win!
For this scarf I used about 400 yds or skeins of their Silky Baby 3 Ply Recycled Silk Yarn in the color Memories of Woodstock. I had never crocheted with silk yarn before so I was not sure quite what to expect. As soon as I opened the package from Darn Good Yarn I knew I was going to really enjoy working with this yarn.
It was soft, the colors were beautiful and I could tell my project was going to have a really good drape. Silky Baby 3 Ply is classified as a #3 weight yarn but I felt it was a little thicker and more on the worsted weight side of things. This yarn is made from recycled silk, which makes it really nice to crochet with because there is no splitting like with traditional yarn.
Small Business, Big Heart
If you don’t know anything about Darn Good Yarn they are a small yarn company with a great big mission to help the people who spin their beautiful and unique yarns have a better more sustainable way to make a living. You can find out more about them HERE. So much care and love goes into everything they do.
If you decide to try their fun yarns use the coupon code THEUNRAVELEDMITTEN15 at checkout for 15% off all yarn!
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Hi I saw a Mandela shawl pattern on one of your posts dated March 30. I wondered if it is finished and available yet. It sure is beautiful and I would love to make it! Unfortunately I am unable to copy and paste a picture of it that I took thank you so much ..
I know exactly which one your talking about. I love that one. Its still a work in progress but I hope to have it out soon!
Nancy McCaffrey says
Love the pattern and the colors are wonderful.
Thank you Nancy!