Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma
Very pretty. What yarn did you use?
That's an old Merit Phentex yarn I've had for years. And years. Back when I thought I'd crochet a striped afghan from it - so I bought quite a few colours. I did one afghan in a baby yarn when my gdaughter was expected 15 years ago - it was my first attempt at crochet - lol if it hadn't been for dh's aunt, I'd still be working on it.
No idea why I bought more yarn and planned a 2nd afghan - by then I knew I hated crocheting - maybe I just hadn't admitted it to myself at that point.
I don't know if you get that yarn anywhere else, I just noticed it's made in Canada. It's quite similar to Beehive's Astra, but not as soft. My mil used it to make slippers. Easy to work with, so it's a good yarn for practising anything with, but not a really nice yarn imho. "Serviceable" - that's the word.
ok for a scarf, and I'm trying to use it up whenever I can see an opportunity - it really defines stitch patterns well, so is good for trying those out.