As promised, I have written up the Aqueduct Scarf pattern for anyone who would like a copy. And then corrected the pattern on 30/10/11 when I noticed I had missed out a couple of instructions.
I used 3 balls of Artesano Merino DK which I’ve had knocking about for a while and a 4.5mm hook. This gave me a scarf that was 12cm wide by 164 cm long. Gauge isn’t important so I think this would work in whatever wool you have to hand and with whatever hook you feel works for you. The pattern is straight forward enough that, once you have done a few repeats, you can do it on auto-pilot. I have added a fringe to mine in a contrasting colour as I have a hat in mind to go with it and not enough of the yellow wool to do both.
As a side note, this was the first time I had ever used a bamboo hook. When I first started to crochet I had some small plastic hooks which I really didn’t like and I put this down to the weight. I was far happier with the heavier metal hooks I had also bought. For some reason, I was convinced that I would have the same problem with bamboo. I only finally got Pony bamboo hook when I had the vague idea of crocheting on a flight. As it turns out, I LOVE the hook and so I didn’t risk trying to take it in my hand luggage in case I had to dump it at security. I am seriously tempted to add to my hook collection with a few more of these lovely, lovely things.
Anyhow, here’s the pattern. I *think* it’s right but please do let me know if you spot any typos.
1) Chain 28, treble in 4th chain from the hook (3 chain counts as first treble in every row) and in each stitch across. (25 treble) Turn.
2) Chain 3, treble in next stitch and in each stich across.
3) Chain 5 (counts as first treble plus 2 chain), skip next 2 stitches, treble into next stitch,* chain 2, skip next 2 stitches, treble into next stitch** Repeat *-** to the end of the row.
4) Chain 3, *2 treble into next chain space, treble into next treble.** Repeat *-** to the end of the row.
5) Chain 4 (counts as first treble and 1 chain), skip one stitch, treble in next stitch, *chain 1, skip one stitch, treble in next stitch** Repeat *-** to the end of the row.
6) Chain 3, *treble into chain space, treble into next treble.** Repeat *-** to the end of the row.
7) Repeat rows 3-6 until scarf is as long as you desire. Add fringe if required.