Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Yarn Review: Paton's Lace Sequin

I recently had the pleasure of designing a new scarf pattern for a family member. It needed to be a warm weather 'fashion' scarf and unlike more of my cold weather accessories, I wanted it to be 'dainty'. After browsing the yarn section, I decided to choose a yarn that I have not worked with before, Paton's Lace Sequin in #37707 Ruby, since red is Mary Jo's favorite color. Isn't it a beautiful color of yarn? 

Here are the specifications on Paton's Lace from the Yarnspirations website: 

Contents: 68% Acrylic, 14% Polyester, 9% Wool, 9% Mohair
Put-up: 2.50 oz / 70 g
Length: 344 yd / 314 m
Knitting Tension:
26 sts -  32 = 4"(10 cm)
Crochet Tension:
24  sc -  26 rows = 4"(10 cm)
Suggested Knitting Needle:
3.50 mm, US - 4
Suggested Crochet Hook:
3.50 mm, US - E/4

I loved the stitch definition and the drape that I achieved in this scarf.
I used a G hook (4 mm), as I wanted the design to be a bit 'lacey' without the double crochets looking too 'holey'. The 4mm hook worked well to achieve the look and drape I was going for.
When crocheting with Lace Sequin yarn, you should try to be careful that you don't need to rip out too many stitches (frogging). The yarn has a mohair quality to it and sometimes crochet stitches and the small sequins got 'stuck' while I was trying to frog a row. But other than that, I had no problems with crocheting with this yarn.
I would recommend this yarn to anyone who want to make something pretty and lacey with just a bit of 'bling' to it!
Click the links below to view some free patterns  that can be made with this yarn:

Click the link below to explore the Make It Coats website and Paton's yarns:

There are free patterns available on the Make It Coats website!

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amcarwin said...

where can I find the pattern for this lace scarf using pattons lace sequin

Jocelyn Sass said...

I thought I had already posted the pattern on my blog. But I didn't find it either. I will try to post the pattern as soon as I can!

Jocelyn said...

The pattern has been posted. You can access it at February 19, 2016.