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Northern VesselLong journeys by car with a willing chauffeur are simply pure heaven for a yarnie. It leaves miles and miles of yarn opportunities just ready to be spent with implements in hand.

I was recently in Belfast and grabbed the opportunity of the long journey to work out Tunisian crochet in the round properly and to practise the tubular technique more. I use a birch hook and for some reason it just works with my very warm hands. Normally, I’m a steel woman as wooden tools do not glide well for us hot handed yarnies.

I managed to work a bottom flat in the round and it’s almost presentable, I just need to work out the rate of increase to make it neat. I worked in a natural colour and an autumnal green. I reversed the colour for what is going to be the rim, which will be turned in and sewn on on the inside. I used a hook 6 mm and good auld reliable Kilcarra Aran Tweed and I have to admit, I’m a wee bit besotted with the whole technique and not least the result.

I think I will have to try and work a pair of mittens or perhaps even socks in this technique. I am not sure how suitble it would be for socks as the finished fabric is quite firm and a bit inflexible unlike knitted fabric but one thing is for sure. I want more, much more!!!

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tunisiantubeIt is pure magic what a bit of space in the head can do for a yarnie! The other day I sat down for an hour after a quick raid of The Stash and completely focused on the task at hand, namely getting the hang of crocheting tubular Tunisian and TADDAAAAAA!  This is the result! It’s not exactly beautiful but with a few tweaks I think it could very easily turn into all sorts of things. In my minds eye I see hats and bread baskets and sausage cushions and perhaps even a jacket…

It’s a winner and I’m chuffed and now I just wonder when I will get around to refining the technique, there’s still a few miles to go, but I just love the possibilites this gives!

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