Saturday, December 3, 2016

Fringe Infinity Scarf

I saw someone wearing a scarf like this, and I knew I could make something just like it!
I used about 1 1/2 skeins of Simply Soft in Black with an I hook. 
Ch 190, join with at st without turning
Row 1: ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), *sk 1 ch, dc in next ch, ch 1; rep from * across to end, join with sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 4. 
Row 2: ch 4, (counts as dc, ch 1), *dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1; rep from *across to end, skipping last ch 1 sp, join with sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 4. 
This moves over to the right every row. 

Rep row two until your infinity scarf is as wide as you would like. Fasten off, and weave in all ends. 
Cut lengths of fringe about 9" long. With a crochet hook, attach one piece to every ch 1 sp on one of the sides. I chose the starting ch side, since the dc, ch 1 side looked nicer. 
My finished scarf is 11"x72". I love the fringe, and how it makes a simple scarf pop! I think this would be really nice with a chunky yarn too, so I may try that soon too!
I hope you make one too!
Xoxo, Alyssa 


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Lines & Dots Cowl

This cowl is very lacy with a pretty picot border. I just love the colors changing throughout the cowl!
I used one skein of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable in Winery with a J hook. 
Ch 81, join without turning
Row 1: ch 1, sc in every ch around, join to 1st ch with a sl st
Row 2: ch 5, *sk next sc, trc in next sc, ch 1; rep from * to end across to last sc, sk next sc, join to 4th ch of beg ch 5 with sl st
Row 3: ch 1, *sc in ch 1 sp, sc in trc; rep from * to end across, join to1st ch with a sl st 

Rep rows 2 and 3 until your cowl is the desired width, then begging the edging 
After a row 3, without cutting the yarn, ch 1, sc in each of next 2 sc, *ch 3, sc in same sc, sc in each of next 3 sc; rep from * to end across. Cut yarn
To do the other edge, attach yarn to the beginning of the ch foundation. On opposite side of each ch st, ch 1, sc in each of next 2 sc, ch 3 in same sc, sc in each of next 3 sc; rep from * to end across. Cut yarn
Weave in all ends. 
I love how geometric this stitch pattern is! My finished cowl is 19" wide and 24" around. 
Enjoy!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Navy Ribbed Scarf

This thick ribbed scarf is perfect for winter. This was made as a men's scarf for a gift, but it's so plushy and warm that I think I'm going to make myself one too!
 I used about one and a third skeins of Lion Brand Scarfie in Denim/Navy with size 9 needles.

CO 45, longtail

Row 1: K1, *k2, p1; rep from * to end to last 2 sts, k2

Row 2: K1, p1, *k2, p1; rep from * to end to last st, k1

Rep rows 1-2 until you have reached the desired length. BO using JSSBO or another stretchy one. Fasten off, and weave in any remaining tails.


My finished scarf is 10"x62". This stitch is reversible, which is nice. Sometimes I don't like knit scares that aren't reversible, since then you can see the wrong side. 

Enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Bobble Infinity Scarf

I love the texture of bobble stitches, how they're so plushy and warm. This scarf is truly for those cold winter days!
I used two skeins of Red Heart Soft in Grape with a J hook. This scarf is worked in joined rounds. 

Bobble: (yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw yarn through st and up to level of work) 3 times in same st, yo, draw yarn through all 7 loops on hook 

Ch 160, join in 1st ch with a sl st, without turning
Row 1: ch 3 (counts as dc), *bobble in next ch, ch 1, sk next ch; rep from * to end across, join in too of ch 3 with sl st
Row 2: ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), (bobble, ch 1) in each ch 1 sp across to end, bobble in last ch 1 sp, join in top of ch 3 with sl st
Row 3: ch 3 (counts as dc), (bobble, ch 1) in each ch 1 sp across to end, join in top of sh 3 with st st

Rep rows 2 and 3 until your scarf is the desired width. Fasten off after either a row 2 or 3, and then weave in all ends. 
Bobbles like this are one of my favorite crochet stitch patterns because they're pretty easy and create this wonderful texture. My finished scarf is 9 1/2" x 68". 
Enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Chunky Cowl

This chunky cowl is super soft and warm, but made more delicate with a slightly lacy stitch.
I used two skeins of Loops & Threads Charisma in Charcoal with an N hook. This pattern is worked in rounds, joined at the ends. 
Ch 64, join in 1st ch with sl st, careful not to twist chain. 
Row 1: ch 3, (dc, ch2, 2dc) in 1st ch, *sk next 3 ch, (2dc, ch2, 2 dc) in next chain; rep from * to end across to last 3 ch, sk next 3 ch, join to 3rd ch of beg ch3 with sl st
Row 2: sl st in next dc and in ch2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch 2 sp, *(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in next ch 2 sp; rep from * to end across, join to 3rd ch or beg ch 3 with sl st

Rep row 2 until cowl is desired length. Fasten off and weave in any remaining ends. 
My finished cowl is 36" around and 15" high. 
I liked this cowl so much that I made another one! This one is made with one skein of Loops & Threads Zoomba in Passion. It is 30" around and 8" high. I only started with 48 chain sts. If you would like to change the width around your neck, just chain any multiple of 4. 
Enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Lace Ruffle Scarf

This burgundy scarf is super easy, perfect for a gift. The lace is a little bit ruffled, making it drape nicely.
 I used just over one skein of Soft & Shiny in Burgandy with an H hook.

Ch 224

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in every ch across to end

Row 2 and 3: ch1, turn, sc in every sc across to end

Row 4: ch3, turn, sk 1st 2 sc, *(dc, ch1, dc) in next sc, sk next 2 ch; rep from * to end to last 2sc, dc in last sc

Row 5: ch4, turn, *sc in next ch1 sp, ch 5; rep from * to end to last ch1 sp, sc in last ch1 sp, ch2, dc in beg ch

Row 6: ch3, turn, 3dc in ch2 sp, *(sc in next ch5 sp, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 sp, 7 dc in next ch5 sp; rep from * to end to last 4 ch5 sp, (sc in next ch5 sp, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 sp, 4dc in beg ch

Row 7: ch4, turn, (dc, ch1 in next dc) 3 times, *(sc in next ch5 sp, ch5) 2 times, sc in next ch5 sp, (ch1, dc in next dc) 7 times, ch1; rep from * to end to last 3 ch5 sp, (Sc in next ch5 sp, ch5) 2 times, sc in next ch5 sp, ch1, (dc, ch1 in next dc) 3 times, dc in beg ch

Row 8: ch5, turn, (dc, ch2 in next dc) 3 times, *sc in next ch5 sp, ch5, sc in next ch5 sp, (ch2, dc in next dc) 7 times, ch2; rep from * to end to last 2 ch5 sp, sc in next ch5 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch5 sp, ch2, (dc, ch2 in next dc) 3 times, dc in beg ch

Row 9: ch3, turn, (ch3, sl st in 1st of ch3, dc in next ch2 sp) 4 times, *ch3, sc in 1st ch of ch3, sc in ch5 sp, (ch3, sl st in 1st ch of ch3, dc in next ch2 sp) 8 times rep from * to end to last ch 5 sp, ch3, sl st in 1st ch of ch3, sc in last ch5 sp, (ch3, sl st in 1st ch of ch3, dc in next ch2 sp) 4 times, ch3, sl st in 1st ch of ch3, dc in beg ch

Fasten off. Join yarn on the other side of the foundation ch, and rep rows 1-9. Be careful working the first row of sc, as sometimes it is difficult to see the chs when working into both sides. Fasten off, and weave in all ends.
 I liked this scarf so much, I made three of them for Christmas presents!
My finished scarf is 9"x72". 
Enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Rosy Lace Infinity Scarf

 This pretty pink infinity scarf is super easy to make, and a perfect gift. It is worked flat, then seamed together.

I used just over one skein of Simply Soft Light in Bubble Gum with a G hook. 
Lacy Shell: (tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr) in stitch

Ch 43

Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook, *sk 3 ch, she'll in next ch, sk 3 ch, hdc in next ch; rep from * to end across, hdc in last st

Row 2: ch4, turn, (tr, ch, tr) in 1st st, *hdc in center of next shell, shell in next hdc; rep from * to end across, hdc in center of last shell, (tr, ch1, 2tr) in last hdc

Row 3: ch2, turn, hdc in 1st st, *shell in next hdc, hdc in center of shell; rep from * to end across, she'll in hdc, hdc in turning ch 4

Rep rows 2-3 until you have reached the desired length of your scarf. Then, without cutting yarn, turn work and sc along the edge.

Edging:
Row 1: ch3, turn, sk 1st 2 sc, *(dc, ch1, dc) in next sc, sk next 2 ch; rep from * to end to last 2sc, dc in last sc

Row 2: ch4, turn, *sc in next ch1 sp, ch 5; rep from * to end to last ch1 sp, sc in last ch1 sp, ch2, dc in beg ch

Row 3: ch3, turn, 3dc in ch2 sp, *(sc in next ch5 sp, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 sp, 7 dc in next ch5 sp; rep from * to end to last 4 ch5 sp, (sc in next ch5 sp, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 sp, 4dc in beg ch

Row 4: ch4, turn, (dc, ch1 in next dc) 3 times, *(sc in next ch5 sp, ch5) 2 times, sc in next ch5 sp, (ch1, dc in next dc) 7 times, ch1; rep from * to end to last 3 ch5 sp, (Sc in next ch5 sp, ch5) 2 times, sc in next ch5 sp, ch1, (dc, ch1 in next dc) 3 times, dc in beg ch

Row 5: ch5, turn, (dc, ch2 in next dc) 3 times, *sc in next ch5 sp, ch5, sc in next ch5 sp, (ch2, dc in next dc) 7 times, ch2; rep from * to end to last 2 ch5 sp, sc in next ch5 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch5 sp, ch2, (dc, ch2 in next dc) 3 times, dc in beg ch

Row 6: ch3, turn, (ch3, sl st in 1st of ch3, dc in next ch2 sp) 4 times, *ch3, sc in 1st ch of ch3, sc in ch5 sp, (ch3, sl st in 1st ch of ch3, dc in next ch2 sp) 8 times rep from * to end to last ch 5 sp, ch3, sl st in 1st ch of ch3, sc in last ch5 sp, (ch3, sl st in 1st ch of ch3, dc in next ch2 sp) 4 times, ch3, sl st in 1st ch of ch3, dc in beg ch

Seam ends together to create the infinity scarf. Fasten off, and weave in all remaining ends.
The lace on this scarf doesn't sit quite flat, and makes a little bit of a ruffle. 
My finished scarf is 62"x10". 
Hope you enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa

Simple Cable Cowl

This cabled cowl looks complicated, but if you can cable, it is super simple. Two different sizes of cables step the cowl up a notch. 
I used one skein of RedHeart Soft in Berry with size 8 circular needles. 
CO 140 longtail, join without turning. 

Row 1,2,3,5,6,7: *k8, p4, k4, p4, k4,p4; rep from * to end around

Row 4: *k8, p4, c4b, p4, c4b, p4; rep from * to end around

Row 8: *c8b, p4, c4b, p4, c4b, p4; rep from * to end around

C4b: sl 2 sts to cn, hold to back, k2 from lh needle, k2 from cn

C8b: sl 4 sts to cn, hold to back, k4 from lh needle, k4 from cn

You can also cable without the needle. This is how I do it personally. There are a ton of tutorials and videos online to teach you how to do this. 
Rep rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired width. 

BO loosely, or using JSSBO. Fasten off and weave in all ends. 
My finished cowl is 26" around and 10" wide. 
Knitting with two different cables adds a lot of interest to the texture. Cables are one of my favorite knitting textures!
Enjoy!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Geometric Lace Infinity Scarf

This simple stitch creates an interesting, geometric pattern. If you look closely, the pattern looks like flowers! This is a really delicate scarf, perfect for spring, especially with the periwinkle color.  
I used one skein of Patons Lace Sequin in Pale Blue Topaz with an F hook. 

Ch 58
Row 1: tr in 8th ch from hook, *ch 3, sk 4 ch, sc in next ch, sh 3, sk next 4 ch, (tr, ch 5, tr) in next ch; rep from * to end to last 10 ch, ch 3, sk 4 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, (tr, ch 2, tr) in last ch

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in tr, *ch 3, (tr, ch 5, tr) in next sc, ch 3, sc in 3rd ch of ch 5 lp; rep from * to end to last ch 5 lp, ch 3, (tr, ch 5, tr) in next sc, ch 3, sc in 5th ch of beg ch 7

Row 3: ch 7 (counts as tr, ch 2), turn, tr in sc, *ch 3, sc in 3rd ch of ch 5 lp, ch 3, (tr, ch 5, tr) in next sc; rep from * to end to last ch 5 lp, sc in 3rd ch of ch 5 lp, ch 3, (tr, ch 2, tr) in sc

Rep rows 2-3 until you have reached the desired length. I blocked this to open up the lace. After blocking, seam the ends together. Fasten off, and weave in all tails. 
My finished infinity scarf is 10"x72". 
Can you see the flowers? If you don't look at the stitch pattern as flowers, it is also very geometric with the diamond and paralleologram shapes. 
Enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Oatmeal Cowl

This chunky cowl is super simple to make, with a double seed stitch pattern, and seamless from being worked in the round. 
I used three skeins of Vanna's Choice in Oatmeal with size 15 circular needles. Hold two strands throughout. 

CO 90, join without turning. 

Rows 1 and 2: *k1, p1; rep from * to end around

Rows 3 and 4: *p1, k1; rep from * to end around

Rep rows 1-4 until you have the desired width. 
BO loosely and weave in all ends. 
Seed stitch and double seed stitch are some of my favorite knitting stitches, because of the thick texture, and coziness of the resulting fabric. 
My finished cowl is 14"x40". 
Enjoy!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Breeze Infinity Scarf

This lace weight yarn crochets up into a delicate, lacy shell pattern. The scarf is so light, making it perfect for spring, especially with the pastel color. 
I used one skein of Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud in Wonderland Heather with a D hook. 

Lacy shell: (tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr) in same st

Ch 67
Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook, *sk 3 ch, lace shell in next ch, sk 3 ch, hdc in next ch; rep from * to end across

Row 2: ch4, turn, (tr, ch1, tr) in same st, *hdc in center of next lacy shell, work lacy shell in next hdc; rep from * to end across, hdc in last lacy shell, (tr, ch1, 2tr) in last hdc

Row 3: ch2, turn, hdc in same st, *lacy shell in next hdc, hdc in center of next lacy shell; rep from * to end across, work lacy shell into next hdc, hdc in turning ch

Rep rows 2-3 until you have reached the desired length of your scarf. I blocked this to open up the lace. After blocking, if you choose to block it, seam the ends together. 
My finished scarf is 10"x50". 
This is an alpaca yarn, which makes it really soft and fluffy. This was my first time using this yarn, but I really enjoyed it. 
Enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Eggplant Cowl

This pretty stitch is only a simple four row repeat, but knit with a soft yarn, it becomes a really pretty, lacy cowl. 
I used two skeins of Knit Picks Capretta in Regal with size 5 needles. 
CO 135
Row 1: k1, *k1, yo, k2tog; rep from * to end to last 2 sts, k2
Row 2: k1, p1, *p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end to last st, k1
Row 3: k1, *k1, k2tog, yo; rep from * to end to last 2 sts, k2
Row 4: k1, p1, *k1, p2; rep from * to end to last st, k1

Rep rows 1-4 until you have knit your desired length. 
I gently blocked this, to help even out the lace. 
Seam the ends together, and then weave in all remaining tails. 
My finished cowl is 27" around and 20" wide. The actual color is much darker, but the camera had a tough time picking it up. 
Enjoy!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Plum Shawl

This soft yarn works up nicely into this slightly lacy triangular shawl. It is a shallow, wide triangle, perfect to wrap around your neck. 
I used 2 skeins of Heartland in Hot Springs with a J hook. 
Ch 5
Row 1: (dc, ch 2, dc, trc) in 5th ch from hook
Row 2: ch 4, turn, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in trc, ch 1, 2dc cluster in ch 2 sp, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, dc, trc) in top of ch 5 sp
Row 3: ch 4, turn, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in trc, *ch 1, 2dc cluster in ch 2 sp, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in 2dc cluster; rep from * to end across to last 2 dc cluster, ch 1, 2dc cluster in ch 2 sp, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, dc, trc) in top of ch 4 sp

*2dc cluster is just like a dc2tog, but it is only in one space*

Rep row 3 until desired size. 
Edging:
Don't cut yarn, sc around two edges. 
Row 1: ch 4, turn, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in 1st sc, *ch 1, sk 3 sc, 2dc cluster in next sc, ch 1, sk 3 sc(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next sc; rep from * to end across ( you may have to fudge it a little bit at the center point to get a (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) at the center)
Row 2 and 3: row 3 of main body
Fasten off, weave in any remaining ends. 
This stitch is perfect to show some design but still be nice and warm. 
My finished shawl is 88" across the top and 20" deep. 
I hope you enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Chevron Lace Cowl

This pretty lace chevron pattern is knit into a lovely cowl. The cowl is light and drapey, matching the delicate lace perfectly. 
I used two skeins of Knit Picks Palette in French Lavendar with size 9 needles. 

CO 60, longtail. If you wish, place a marker between sts 47 and 48. This marks where the lace edging pattern starts. 
Row 1: k47, k3, (yo, k2tog) 4x, yo, k2

Rows 2,4,6,8,10,12,14: k across

Row 3: k47, k4, (yo, k2tog) 4x, yo, k2

Row 5: k47, k5, (yo, k2tog) 4x, yo, k2

Row 7: k47, k6, (yo, k2tog) 4x, yo, k2

Row 9: k47, k7, (yo, k2tog) 4x, yo, k2

Row 11: k47, k8, (yo, k2tog) 4x, yo, k2

Row 13: k47, k9, (yo, k2tog) 4x, yo, k2

Rows 15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,30: k across 

Rows 16,18,20,22,24,26,28: k3, (k2tog, yo) 3x, k2tog, k to end. 

Rep rows 1-30 until job have knit the desired length. BO loosely, or using JSSBO, and then fasten off. I blocked this to make the points sharper and more defined, and the open up the lace. 
I love this bright purple color! 
I have come to really enjoy working with the Knit Picks Palette yarn. I like the fingering weight, and how this yarn can be really drapey, depending on the needle size. They also offer it in a ton of amazing colors! 
My finished cowl is about 15" wide at the points, and 46" long. 
Enjoy!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Oatmeal Infinity Scarf

This chunky cowl is fast to make, but with the neutral color and fluffy yarn, it will become a staple for cold winter days. 
I used two skeins of Loops & Threads Country Loom in Shale with an N hook. 

Ch 127

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, dc in next ch, *sk next ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, dc in next ch; rep from * to end across to last 2 ch, do in last ch

Row 2: ch 3, turn, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in each ch 1 sp across to last ch 1 sp, dc in ch 3 sp of turning ch

Rep row 2 until the scarf is the desired width. Seam or sc ends together, and fasten off. 
This infinity scarf is big and fluffy, making it perfect to snuggle into. My finished cowl is 9"x78". 
Enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Purple Lace Wrap

This beautiful lace wrap is very time consuming, but well worth the effort. It is made with a delicate lace yarn and a rather simple pattern. 
I used two skeins of KnitPicks Gloss Lace in Lilac with size 8 needles. 

CO 80 sts, longtail method

*yarn overs (yo) are done purlwise in this pattern. 

Row 1: k across

Row 2: p2, *yo, p4 tog; rep from -* to end across to last 2 sts, p2

Row 3: k2, *k1, (k1, p1, k1) in yo from previous row; rep from * to end to last 2 sts, k2

Rep rows 1-3 until you have knit the desired length. Fasten off and weave in all ends. 

I blocked this, just by wetting it and pinning it out. It really helped open up the lace and helped it sit flat. 

My finished scarf is 15"x102". 
This is definitely a time consuming scarf, with the delicate lace yarn. I actually spent about 10 months working on this scarf on and off, maybe an hour or three one week and then not working on it for a few weeks and then going back. I worked on it between projects, when I was getting ready to start something new. Since it was so time consuming and fidgety with the lace yarn, I would recommend not trying to knit it all at once, with nothing to break it up. The beauty of the finished lacey project will certainly make up for the effort though!
Hope you enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Chain Infinity Scarf

This scarf is super easy to whip up, and I think it looks great with this variegated yarn. I ordered this yarn online, and the little picture of the swatch only showed the red, pink, and pale pink/ white color. Needless to say, I was surprised when it came and had blue and yellow in it! Even with this little surprise I think it makes an interesting scarf, with a really nice, fluffy texture. 
I used 2 skeins of Kaleidoscope in color #51, Item 147 with a J hook. 
Ch 124, join in 1st ch with sl st
Row 1: ch 3, (counts as dc), dc in next ch, *ch 3, Sk next 3 ch , dc in each of next 2 ch; rep from * across to end of row, ch 3, sk next 3 ch, join to top of begininning ch 3 with sl st. 
Row 2: ch 3, (counts as dc), dc in next dc, *ch 3, sk ch 3 so, dc in each of next 2 dc; rep from * across to end of row, ch 3, sk ch 3 so, join to top of begininning ch 3 with sl st. 
Repeat row 2 until desired width, or almost out of yarn. Fasten off, and weave in any remaining ends. 
My finished cowl is 21"x 38". I wrapped it once, but to make it longer, just add a few more multiples of 5. The colors are actually pretty interesting, even though I was completely thrown off by the blue and yellow. 
Hope you make one of these scarves!
Xoxo, Alyssa