Tuesday, January 27

Heartsong Scarf - a one skein project to knit

Introducing my Heartsong Scarf. This is a one skein project when made with Lion Brand Amazing. I knit 4 of these as Christmas gifts for friends. It was like eating potato chips, you can't stop at one! LOL!

Heartsong is a fast knit, heart shaped scarf that is knit from the top down. You'll need size 8 (5 mm) knitting needles and 147 yards of Aran/heavy worsted weight yarn for the project. A solid color, long color run, or a variegated yarn will all work well for this scarf.

The sample picture above was knit with Lion Brand Amazing in the Pink Sands colorway. Finished size is 26" neckline x 9" deep. I blocked it to bring out the points. After blocking it measured 28.5" x 10.25". (I'm working on releasing a shawl sized version of this design.)

Here it is in the Aurora colorway.

The Acadia colorway

And Strawberry Fields

Here's how it looks on my dress form. You can wear the point in back or front.

The two page pattern sells for $3.00 in my Ravelry pattern store. Click the link in the sidebar to go to my pattern store. Enjoy!

Bass Scarf - a fast knit

Looking for a fast project that will keep your neck warm?

Grab 200 yards of bulky or super bulky weight yarn that can be knit with size 13 (9 mm) knitting needles and cast on for this scarf. It works up very fast into a cuddly, bulky scarf that can be worn in many ways. Increases and decreases shape the scarf.

The pictured scarf was knit in garter stitch using 2 skeins of Loops & Threads Charisma in the northern lights colorway. Finished size is 56” long x 7” wide.

The two page pattern is being introduced at the reduced price of $2.00.

Click the Ravelry pattern store link in the sidebar to go to my Ravelry pattern store where you can purchase it.

Thursday, January 1

Hypersonic Scarf to knit

Hypersonic is a fun garter stitch scarf to knit that has stair step edges. Increases and binding off stitches form the unique shape of this scarf. I love how this turned out!

You’ll need size 8 knitting needles and DK, worsted or Aran weight yarn (136-198 yards) for this project. Make it as long or short as you like and add a tassel to the end if you like.

The Noro scarf pictured above measured 40” long x 6.5” wide. I also knit it with one skein of Knit Picks Chroma for a scarf that measured 51” x 7”.

I highly recommend using a yarn with a long color run for this scarf, though it can be knit with solids or more than one color.

You can knit it with any weight of yarn you like by changing the needle size to suit the yarn.

The two page pattern sells for $3.00.

Mischief Managed Cowl & Headband to knit

Mischief Managed is an easy-to-knit garter stitch cowl worked in two colors but with a bit of a twist. The second color is only used in the center of the scarf and not along the edges.

You’ll need size 8 (5 mm) knitting needles and two colors of worsted or Aran weight yarn (about 131 yards of a main color and 40 yards of a contrast color).

Once done, overlap to form a V and sew on buttons. The pattern also includes a bonus headband pattern.

This cowl could be knit in other weights of yarn by changing needle size to suit yarn and changing the number of stitches you cast on.

The three page pattern sells for $3.00. Click the link for my Ravelry store to purchase the pattern.

Monday, December 29

Oregon Trail Shawl

Oregon Trail is a warm and snuggly garter stitch shawl that is knit in three colors. It begins as a sideways knit scarf. Then stitches are picked up along the bottom edge and knit down in stripes. It is finished with a ruffle and applied I-cord along the neckline edge. Finished size of the shawl is 54” wide at neckline x 20” deep (unblocked). Blocking isn’t necessary.

The shawl is knit with worsted or Aran weight yarn on size 8 (5 mm) circular knitting needles. You’ll need 3 (or more) colors of yarn with a total of about 550 yards. Choose a light, a medium and a dark or bright colors that work together.

I used Stitch Nation Bamboo Ewe in Color 1 (Beach Glass) about 334 yards, Color 2 (Mercury Gray) about 132 yards, and Color 3 (Mermaid) about 78 yards.

The 3 page pattern has written instructions only. The pattern sells for $4.00 in my Ravelry pattern store.

Friday, October 3

Escape Cape to knit

Knit an easy cape to wear this fall to stay warm. Escape Cape knits up fast on big needles. This cape is knit sideways in short row wedges with a little lace at the bottom edge. Add buttons or knit and wear as a shawl.

You’ll need 380 yards of a bulky weight yarn and size 11 (8 mm) knitting needles, 3 stitch marker, and 4 buttons. The cape is about elbow length measuring 24” at neckline x 17” long x 57” around. I used 3 skeins of Yarn Bee Tender Touch in willow green from Hobby Lobby for the pictured cape.

Instructions are given for modifying the pattern to make a smaller, larger, or longer cape, or shawl.

The 3 page pattern has written instructions. The pattern sells for $3.00 in my Ravelry pattern store.

Love Catcher Baby Blanket to crochet

Love Catcher is a filet crochet heart baby blanket worked in one piece using DK or sport weight yarn with a size G crochet hook. (Though you can make it with any weight of yarn by changing the hook size to suit the yarn.)

 Edc (or dc) and chain stitches are the only stitches used in this pattern.

The finished size in DK weight yarn was 35.5” wide x 33” long. I used Bernat Baby Sport (a DK weight yarn) and a size G crochet hook to make the pictured blanket. I used 1,100 yards of yarn.

Work the blanket in one color or change colors on every row of blocks.

The 3 page pattern has written instructions and a crochet chart. It sells for $3.00 in my Ravelry pattern store.