Surprisingly light and openwork scarves are obtained by crocheting on a fork or hairpin. For a long time, this type of needlework was undeservedly forgotten, but now special devices for knitting products of various sizes and shapes have reappeared in stores. If it is not possible to buy ready-made tools, you can make them yourself from wire or a flexible knitting needle.
As a result of work on the fork, ribbons are obtained, which are connected in a variety of ways into finished products. Thus, you can knit a shawl and a poncho, a pareo and an openwork scarf. Crochet braid is fast enough, and the creation of motifs or stripes depends only on your imagination. Even if you have no experience at all, don't worry!
Don't take on a big and technically difficult job right away, crochet an openwork scarf first.
The scheme of actions in this case is very simple, and we will consider it in more detail.
First of all, you need to choose the right yarn, which will favorably show the features of airy lace knitting.
The best option would be down or mohair thread, from whichyou get a light openwork crochet scarf. For a thicker and warmer scarf, grass with a short pile is suitable.
The width of the finished ribbon depends on the size of the fork, so for thin yarn it is better to take it not too wide, from three to four centimeters. In addition to the fork, we need hook number 2 and 100 grams of mohair thread.
How to knit an openwork scarf - execution technique
We carry out several strips of the same length on a hairpin, usually 300 long loops are enough. You can connect them to each other in different ways. The easiest way is to combine the loops into groups of 3-4 pieces and twist them together in the form of a braid with a crochet hook of a larger number. First, we take 2 ribbons, we tie them, sequentially picking up the DP (long loops) from one and the second, until the row ends. In the same way, add the following stripes until the scarf is wide enough. From the outer sides we tie the product, keeping the same pattern in which the entire scarf is made. If desired, decorate the edge with brushes.
You can crochet an openwork scarf in another way. In this case, long loops are grouped in 2-3 and fixed with single crochets for the tops, air loops are made between them. We tie each finished strip with a row of arches from air loops, in the next row we make connecting posts into arches. Our product is ready, now it needs to be slightly moistened and pinned with tailor's pins to a dense base until completely dry.
If you have a beautiful and neat openwork scarfcrochet, it makes sense to try your hand and knit a lace vest or skirt from ribbon yarn, which is also great for knitting on a hairpin. It is better to take natural threads for such a product, smoother viscose will have to be tightened more when making braid. Connect the rows of the skirt together by twisting the DP into braids or alternating them with rows of double crochets. With sufficient skill, the combination of the front fabric, knitted with knitting needles, and the ribbons made on the fork, gives an amazing result that imitates hemstitch embroidery.