Wednesday, February 26

Warp 2 Scarf to Crochet

This one crochets up fast and easy with two warped corners to give it a little special something. The scarf uses the traditional granny stitch but is worked in a continuous spiral after the first two joined rounds.

It is is worked in one piece from the center through the beaded fringe and side edging. Only two ends to weave in -- the beginning and ending yarn tail -- if you use a yarn with a long color run. You could also use magic knot to tie scraps together.

After blocking, my scarf measured 62" long (not including fringe), and 5.75" wide (8" wide at warped ends).

I used about 400 yards from1 skein of Noro Kureyon Sock yarn for this scarf. So along with sock/fingering weight yarn, you'll also need a size G (4 mm) crochet hook and 34 large-eye beads of charms for the chain fringe.

This pattern features written instructions and a crochet chart.

The 4 page patterns sells for $3.00. It is available as a download through my Ravelry store. Linky dinky is in the right column.

 Pattern prices subject to change without notice. Check my Ravelry Store for current pattern prices.


Wednesday, February 19

SOS Scarf to Knit

I am official Sick of Snow as we have had over 96" of snow so far this season. (Normal is 66".) We all need rescuing from this endless snowy winter we've had this year. At least most of us feel that way. Knit this scarf to keep your neck and shoulders toasty warm even inside. It is fast, fun, and easy!

The SOS Scarf features a ribbed cowl that lightly hugs your neck before splitting into a collar. Applied I-cord edging adds a finishing touch. It's long enough to fit under your coast and stretches out over your shoulders.

It's reversible! Turn it inside out for a different look. Great for guys or gals depending on what color you use to make it.

In a pinch it doubles as a hat. If you have long hair, pull your hair out the back to keep it from getting crushed.

All you need to knit this scarf is 145 yards of worsted weight yarn, a size 9 (5.5 mm) 16" circular knitting needle, and one stitch marker.

The pictured scarf was knit with less than one skein of Patons Classic Wool in wisteria. It measures 18" around (stretches to 30") x 8" tall.

Pattern is available as a download through my Ravelry pattern store for $3.00.

  Pattern prices subject to change without notice. Check my Ravelry Store for current pattern prices.

Monday, February 17

Safe Haven Shawl to knit


This winter has been so cold that I needed a heavier shawl with more warmth and good coverage. Here is the result, my Safe Haven from this near ending, subzero winter. We have had 92" of snow so far with 3-5" more predicted today. (Our normal is 66".) Last I heard we have had 17 below zero temp days which are the first since 2011! I am so ready for spring to arrive.

This almost-a-circle shawl was knit with 450 yards of worsted weight yarn for the body and 110 yards of contrasting color of worsted weight yarn for the border on a size 8 (5 mm) 36" circular knitting needle. There are a lot of stitches by the time you reach the last section of the shawl.

The shawl is knit in easy garter stitch (no purling), yarnovers, and k2togs at the lace border.

Blocked my shawl measured 49" along the front neckline edge, 21" deep, and 113" along the bottom edge. It covers me from neck to elbows. (Block or don't block, it is up to you.)

You can use any weight of yarn you like to knit this shawl by choosing needle size to suit the yarn. I have included instructions for making the shawl even larger, if so desired.

The three page pattern sells for $4.00 and is available for download through my Ravelry pattern store. Click the pattern store link in the right column to go to my Ravelry pattern store.

Hope you try this one out. It is fast and fun to knit.
  Pattern prices subject to change without notice. Check my Ravelry Store for current pattern prices.