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COLOURFUL CROCHET AND CRAFT

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Life Changes

My favourite Stylecraft yarns are definitely the wool / acrylic blends.  They are so easy to work with and are extra soft and squishy.

I was ridiculously happy when Stylecraft added LIFE CHANGES to the Life family.     Life Changes is a range of 8 totally gorgeous, rich, semi solid shades in a a luxurious mix of 25% wool and 75% Acrylic.    To add to this they released five fabulous new shades of LIFE DK (Silver Nepp, Black Nepp, Mustard, Hyacinth & Deep Purple).

For starters I wanted to make something with a very simple stitch composition to truly appreciate the colour variations in the Life Changes.    My COSMOS FIELDS SHAWL was just the right pattern for this.    I crocheted 40 rows (15 less than the shawl) before starting the border.    This makes for a very generous size triangle scarf.

Triangle Crochet Scarf

For this one I used Life Changes "Ashes", Life DK "Mustard" and "Black Nepp".

Crochet triangle scarf

Here you can see the beautiful subtle colour variations of the Life Changes.

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There was a ball of Life DK "Denim" lying on my table next to the leftover Mustard.    I really liked the combination of those two colours and so I made a second scarf using Life DK "Denim", "Stone Nepp" and what was left of the 100g of Mustard and Black Nepp.

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The Mustard is too divine with the Denim and the Black Nepp just makes the colours "pop",

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I can think of quite a few colour variations I would like to try with the Mustard!!

I have been a bit "hooked" on making this scarf.    Over the next few posts I will share some lovely combos I have made using various mixes of Stylecraft.

Until then ......  Happy hooking!