VEL – LUXE😍
by Lion Brand Yarns
I was blessed enough to receive a couple of cakes of Vel – Luxe from my daughter for my birthday last year. Unfortunately, with holidays coming and no pattern design in mind.. They just sat looking pretty on one of my yarn shelves. As xmas and colder weather was setting in, I picked up a few of Vel – Luxe in Emerald and started playing around with cowls and eventually made a extra wide scarf.
Working with this yarn was fun, frustrating and satisfying all at the same time.😒 After a few “failed” ideas and quite a bit of frogging I finally got this yarn figured out. Before I go into more details… lets get to the specifics…
Each Cake is .. Medium weight ( 4 )
5.3oz / 150g Net weight.. 246yds / 225m
5mm Crochet Hook / 4.5mm Knitting Needles
100% Polyester, Machine Wash (cold) , Lay flat to dry.
It comes in 7 different colors. I was able to find all colors at my local Walmart but you can also go straight to Lion Brands Site and order. Price per cake is 6.99 and there is not much price difference between either store.
Now back to my “story”😂.. Using recommended size hook, this yarn can be difficult to see your stitches. I also noticed the darker colors are harder to see stitches than the lighter colors. If your finding it hard to see the stitches I recommend using a larger hook. This however can be a hassle as you will have to find a pattern that uses a larger hook or adjust your project.
Using “fancy” stitches was , to me, a waste. Due to the yarns texture some fancier stitches get lost. There is very, very little to no stretch to this yarn.. So keep that in mind when working with it. Also, if or when you have to frog a project.. be gentle as it can make the yarn pill a bit. Same goes for your ends.. Make sure to use a tapestry needle with a large eye and when weaving in ends.. go slow.
When all is said and done.. I don’t hate this yarn. The more I work with it the more I enjoy it. Its soft and fuzzy ( my favorite kind of yarn) and the texture looks amazing, even with basic stitches.
Scroll Down for Emerald Forrest Scarf Pattern…
This pattern is a basic repeating stitch pattern. Even though it is simple the look turned out amazing. The texture and look of this yarn made such a basic stitch stand out and be noticed.
Emerald Forrest Scarf
As you can see by the photo below the stitch I used was just HDC. HDC’s combined with a Large hook and the texture of this yarn made a simple to make but fantastic to look at scarf.
All that is required to make this Scarf…
2 Cakes VEL-LUXE ( color of your choice) I used Emerald.
Tapestry Needle, Scissors & Measuring Tape
I recommend Cutting your fringe pieces first and setting aside. You will need 52 strands ( 26 each side) that measure 8 inches each strand.
Ch.27, HDC in 2nd Ch. from Hook, HDC across
Row 2.) Ch.1, Turn, HDC across.
Now… Continue Row 2 until you have finished both cakes… That Simple lol
When finished attach Fringe strands by folding in half, pull the loop part thru 1 stitch, pull loose end thru loop and pull tight. Attach a Fringe strand to each stitch across. 26 each side.
You now have a gorgeous, soft, fluffy scarf that will look great while keeping you snuggly warm.
Please Feel Free if you have any questions. Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day and Happy Crocheting❤
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I think I might’ve already talked about this with you, no ? – not that that’s important.
You’re absolutely correct about the dark colors: I bought “eggplant” and had to give it to an op shop because I was unable to use it at all. What a huge waste of money that was !
Having whinged, I do want to add my delight with your scarf – just lovely ! I still can’t conceive of how you managed to see what you were doing: that could be simply because you’re much younger and therefore much more tolerant than am I.
Anyway; thanks for doing these reviews – they are practical and helpful in the extreme !
Yes, we did talk about this yarn on the go for faux post. I took your thoughts about this yarn into account when working with it. It was a lot easier to see when using a bigger hook. When using the recommended hook, I struggled to see my stiches😣
Thank you so much, I appreciate the wonderful feedback😁
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