I’m not sure how much you know about us Dutchies, but we LOVE to talk about the weather. Honestly. I can go outside right now and stand in the middle of the supermarket, and all I would hear is conversations about the weather! I’m not sure what it is about the weather that we find so incredibly interesting to talk about. Maybe it has something to do with our nature to complain about almost everything – complaining about the weather is something you can do on a daily basis here in The Netherlands! This week we’ve had warm sun, light drizzles, never-ending showers, some extreme hail, and the plain ‘ol rain. And it could be completely different next week; who knows, we might even have snow one day, followed by tropic temperatures the next day!
In any case, living in The Netherlands calls for a wide variety of winter apparel; wide scarves, big wraps, cowls, hats, beanies, slouchies, hoodies, mittens, armwarmers – you name it, we got it!
But the one thing that I have never owned or made before is the ever elusive skinny scarf. You know the type; a scarf that’s about a kilometer long, and can wrap around your neck an infinite amount. The type of scarf that has a plethora of colours in it. The type of scarf that you can wear a million different ways. That scarf.
So I decided to make one, Tunisian style! :)
I’m using 7 colours of Scheepjes Stonewashed XL, which I showed you a while ago; and a Tunisian crochet hook. I have a KnitPro interchangeable crochet hook that I can use with my interchangeable knitting needle’s cable, which is PERFECT for Tunisian projects! :)
Tunisian crochet looks very much like knitting; both the way it works and the way it looks. You work with several loops on your hook, like you would with knitting, and the work has a very clear front and back. In the picture below you can see the front of the work at the top, and the back of the work at the bottom. The back totally looks like purl stitches in knitting, right?
Right now I’m working on this project during my Make & Take workshops, and it’s the perfect project for when I’m on the road! A lot of train traveling hours have been spent on this skinny scarf.
My plan is to just keep going until I run out of yarn. I expect the scarf to be long enough when I do, but if it’s not I’ve got a little bit of the grey Stonewashed XL left over from my Katniss Cowl that I can use! (if you haven’t done so yet, there’s a giveaway in that blog post; there’s still time to enter!)
I’m picking the colours random as I go, and I really love all the colour stripes so far! :)
When this is finished I will of course publish a free pattern on how to do this Tunisian stitch!
Do you have skinny scarves like this?