The Casey Set – His and Her’s Scarves!

The Casey Set – His and Her’s Scarves!
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I was sat one day working and a thought just popped into my head – Why are there not a lot of his and her’s sets? Looking at what designer friends were doing and a browse through Pinterest there seems to be much more mummy and me sets or unisex patterns. So the idea for the Casey set began to niggle at me.

An idea was planted….

I wanted to have the same stitch combinations in each scarf and the same techniques, but have them look slightly different.

The first one I prototyped was a solid colour, and I think it looks nice! What do you think?

But then I decided to play around with the striping of colour combos. This was when the design really started to pop.

 

You can see that the man’s scarf is a little wider and has more of a striping effect with colour and texture going on. The smaller sections of bean stitch add texture and a little stripe without being over the top.

 

 

The female scarf is more blocky with one section of small bean stitch. I love the look of the wider bean stitch section. Somehow when you use more rows of bean stitch it almost morphs and starts to look more delicate and feminine. I deliberately used a neutral colour so that it accessorised with more outfits and looks!

There will be more photos:

I actually really like the way this Casey set has turned out. Now I am waiting for the leaves here to start changing colour so I can get more modelled shots of autumnal walks. I love the autumn – the crisp air, the crunch under your feet from the falling leaves, the colours… There is just something about it. Winters here can get cold. The icy chill from the North Sea can give you quite the brain freeze on the shortest of walks. Yet Autumn somehow energises me.

So, what do you think of the idea of his and her’s sets? Is it something you want to see us do more of?

 

Yarn used:

You can use any #4 weight yarn. I chose Stylecraft Special Aran. There are many reasons for this. Stylecraft is a staple yarn here in the UK and you can get it just about anywhere. It is actually really quite cheap at usually less than £2 per skein. But it is also a good quality yarn. It washes well, it keeps its shape, it is easy to use and rarely splits. Also, if you get a skein that has been joined in the middle with those manufacturers knots it is extremely rare! The colour choices are amazing and it is a lovely soft yarn that doesn’t tend to irritate. What’s not to love about it?

 

 

Are you ready to make your Casey Set?

You will need:

 

Gauge is not important as long as your tension is consistent.

Both of my scarves were 60” long and 7.5”(hers) or 9” (his) wide. It is easy to adjust the length and the width for both of these scarves by adding multiples of 2 to the starting row.

 

Abbreviations used:

  • Ch(s)–chain(s)
  • St(s)–stitch(es)
  • rep–repeat
  • sk—skip
  • sc–single crochet
  • hdc ss — half double crochet slip stitch
  • bs – bean stitch
  • blo – back loop only
  • YO—yarn over
  • FO—fasten off

 

 

Notes:

  • Written in US terms
  • Chain 1 does not count as a stitch unless specifically stated.
  • Chain 2 does not count as a stitch
  • We recommend that if you are new to crochet or have problems keeping your stitch count that you place stitch markers to mark the first and last stitch of the row.
  • This scarf is worked lengthways.

 

Special Stitches used:

Hdc ss – To work the hdc ss you miss the last YO before you finish the stitch on a standard hdc. You therefore work it as follows: YO, insert hook into next stitch, yo and pull through (three loops on hook), pull through the first two loops on your hook (1 loop on hook)

Right handed video tutorial 

Left handed video tutorial 

 

Fhdc – You can find our tutorial on the foundation stitches on YouTube :

Right handed video tutorial 

Left handed video tutorial 

I find this has a more aesthetically pleasing finish than the chain starts to projects.

 

Small bean stitch – To work a bean stitch: Insert hook into the next stitch (do not yo), pull through, yo and insert stitch into same st, yo and pull through, yo and insert stitch into same st, yo and pull through (6 loops on hook), yo and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch1, sk1. You can find our video tutorial at

 

Pattern for His Scarf:

Row 1 –                     FHDC 282 or chain 283 and hdc in second ch from hook and each ch across. (282)

Rows 2 – 8 –            Ch2, hdc ss blo in the first st and each st across  

Row 9 –                     Ch1, sc blo in first st and each st across.

Row 10 –                   Ch1, sc in the first st, sk1, bs in the next st, *sk1, bs in the next st* repeat from * to * until you have 2 sts left. Sk1, sc in the last st.

 

 

 

Rows 11 – 12 –        Repeat row 10. See figure photo below for where your bs will be placed.

Row 13-                   Ch1 sc in each st across remembering to place a sc in the top of every bs and in each ch1 sp (282)

Rows 14-22 –          Rep rows 2-13 once more.

Rows 24-30 –         Rep rows 2-7 once more.

Row 31 –                   Ch2, hdc in first st and each st across.

FO and weave in ends.

 

You can add fringe to the ends if you would like to.

 

 

Pattern for Her’s Scarf

In Color A:

Row 1 –                     FHDC 282 or chain 283 and hdc in second ch from hook and each ch across. (282)

Rows 2 – 5 –            Ch1, hdc ss blo in the first st and each st across.

 

 

In Color B attach yarn to first st in row.

Row 6 –                     Ch1, sc in the first st, sk1, bs in the next st, *sk1, bs in the next st* repeat from * to * until you have 2 sts left. Sk1, sc in the last st.

Rows 7-13 –             Repeat row 6. See figure photo above for where your bs will be placed.

 

 

In Color A:            

Rows 14 –                 ch1, hdc ss in each stitch across (remember to work a stitch into the top of each bean and in each ch1 sp from the previous row)

Rows 15-18 –           Rep row 2

FO and weave in ends. Add fringe or tassels if you would like to.

 

The 40 Quick Christmas Gift Event

On 10th October 2020 ONLY you can get the Casey Set as a free pdf as part of the 40 Quick Christmas Gifts event hosted by Fosbas Designs. You need to use code Christmas2020

 

 

Pattern links

You can get an ad free version of The Casey set pattern in our shops:

Ravelry here

Our shop here

Etsy here

Lovecrafts here



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