Inspiration #12 – Luxury Yarn

If you are looking for aesthetically pleasing Instagram accounts to follow, Top Knot Style is basically my number one recommendation. The blankets and scarves that Amanda makes are gorgeous, and the yarn she sells looks unbelievably squishy. I’ve been crushing on this yarn for so long, but it’s definitely in the “luxury” category. Since I made my best friend put up with my endless ramblings about this yarn, I decided that I would splurge on the yarn and make her a scarf for a Christmas present!

  • 1 skein of Top Knot Style Yarn – a jumbo weight (7) yarn (above: Pink Coral Blush)
  • 25 mm hook

Pattern by tick-tock hobbies

(abbreviations: DC = double crochet)

  1. Foundation chain forty stitches. Join in a circle with a slip stitch, making sure not to have a tangle in the chain. (40 stitches)
  2. Chain one and turn. In the second stitch from the hook, do a DC. *Chain one while skipping a stitch. DC.* Repeat from * to * until the end of the row. Slip stitch into the chain-one stitch from the beginning of the row. (40 stitches).
  3. Chain one and turn. In the second stitch from the hook, which should be a chain-one space from the previous row, do a DC. *Chain one while skipping a stitch. DC.* Repeat from * to * until the end of the row. Slip stitch into the chain-one stitch from the beginning of the row. (40 stitches)
  4. Repeat row 2.

I just want to note that this is NOT the pattern that Amanda uses for the cowls she sells. This pattern was just something that I thought fit the quality and thickness of the roving wool. I would definitely recommend checking out Amanda’s site for her wide selection of blankets, scarves and headbands, because they are ALL gorgeous.

My best friend loved the feel of this yarn as well! I wish that the skein was just a teensy bit bigger so that it would be more comfortable to wrap the cowl twice. At the moment, it can technically wrap twice, but it’s very snug. I’m thinking that the scarf might stretch out a little bit, so we’ll see how that goes. I’ve been promised cute pictures in the scarf soon, so I’ll update this post when I get them.

As a side note, I love love love the look of the stitches in this wool size. I’m actually saving my whole gush about the yarn quality for an entirely separate post, so if you’re interested in things like that, keep an eye out!

Until next time, happy crafting!

Update (December 23, 2016): I used the blue yarn to make a scarf for my church’s Christmas Carnival! Instead of chaining forty, I chained twenty-eight for a smaller diameter. It really does feel as fluffy as it looks!

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