Tuesday, November 30

Quinto Beret & Double Diamonds Scarf

Quinto is a quick-to-knit beret for adults, featuring 5 leaf lace motifs at the crown. Here's a picture of the top of the beret so you can see the leaf pattern and another one of me modeling the beret. Cast on with dpns (or two circs) to start for an I-cord stem and knit down. Increases are concealed in the lace pattern. Change to a circular needle as the stitch count increases. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Solid in red for my beret. It will take about 120-140 yards of worsted weight yarn on size 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles (dpns and circular). Block your beret over a dinner plate to open up the lace and create a sharp edge or leave it unblocked. The pattern has written instructions and a lace chart.

The Quinto Beret pattern is available in my Ravelry pattern store

Double Diamonds Scarf is a garter stitch lace scarf. Garter stitch lace is fast to knit. Once it's blocked, it's hard to tell the difference from stockinette lace. This scarf is a great way to try out lace knitting. I created this pattern to use in my intro to lace knitting class. My sample scarf was knit with one skein of Malabrigo Silky Merino in the Pink Panther colorway. My scarf blocked to 7” x 51”. You'll need 150 yards of a DK or light worsted weight yarn and a pair of size 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles. Use 200 yards if you want a longer scarf. The pattern includes written instructions and a lace chart.

The Double Diamonds Scarf pattern can be found in my Ravelry pattern store.

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Bibliocat said...

Can't wait to make the beret and scarf. I have made your walden pond one in a chunky worsted and a fingerling yarn. I just need to block them.
Thanks for the patterns.
Big Fan, Sheryl

Spundun said...

Both look fabulous patterns and in the same yarn, they would make a great matching pair!