Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sparkly Ombre Infinity Scarf

This large fluffy scarf will match every outfit, giving you so many more reasons to wear and make it!
Made with four different colored yarns, they are worked in an ombré order, holding two strands throughout. 
I used size 10 circular needles, as this is worked in the round. The four colors of Patons Lace Sequin I used are Crystal (a), Moonstone (b), Smoky Quartz (c), and Onyx (d). I did not use the entire skein, but about 2/3 to 3/4, as more of colors b and c will be used. 

With color a, Co 216, and join without twisting. 
Rows 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10, and 11: knit
Row 6: *k 10, yo, k2tog; rep from * across to end
Row 12: *k 4, yo, k2tog, k6; rep from * across to end

Repeat rows 1-12 for the pattern. To follow my color changes:
With a: 15 rows, and co
With a & b: 6 rows
With b: 15 rows
With b & c: 6 rows
With c: 15 rows
With c & d: 6 rows
With d: 15 rows, and bo

After row 5, bo using Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off, or loosely in knit. 
My finished scarf is 15" x75". For a different length, you can co any multiple of 12. If the curling edges bother you, you could try blocking, but I don't think it's necessary. 
I really love the tiny sequins in this yarn!
I hope you enjoy this infinity scarf!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Purple Pearls Bracelet

The purple pearls make this bracelet so elegant, perfect to dress up or down. 
Materials: two sizes of purple pearls, eyepins, chain, jump rings, clasp, bent nose pliers, round nose pliers, and wire cutters 
Make beaded eyepins by threading several pearls, bending the end, trimming, and forming a loop. 
Cut two pieces of chain, and attach the clasp to them with a jump ring. 
I skipped twelve links and then attached the beaded eyepins to the links of chain. Open one side of the eyepin, and attach it to the link, then close the loop. Repeat to attach the other side. 
Continue adding eyepin links until you have about another inch of your wrist. I skipped two links between each beaded eyepin. 
Attach the other end of the clasp, leaving the same twelve links to make it the same as the other side. 
All finished!
Enjoy this bracelet!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Lacy Wine Infinity Scarf

This lacy scarf will be perfect for fall with the deep red/purple color. It is a pretty fast stitch, so make sure to whip a few up!
I used one skein of Loops and Threads Soft and Shiny in Burgandy with a H hook. 
Ch 37
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch1, sk next 4 ch, (tr, ch2, tr, ch2, tr, ch2, tr, ch2, tr) in next ch, ch1, sk next 4 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across to last 5 ch, sk next 4 ch, (tr, ch2, tr, ch2, tr)  in last ch, turn
Row 2: ch1, sc in first tr, *ch3, sk next ch 2 sp, dc in next ch 2 sp, ** ch2, sk next 2 ch 1 sp, dc in next ch 2 sp, ch 3, sk next ch 2 sp, sc in next tr; rep from * across ending last rep at **, ch 1, sk next ch 1 sp, tr in last sc, turn
Row 3: ch6 (counts as tr, ch2), (tr, ch2, tr) in first tr, ch1, sk next ch3 loop, sc in next sc, *ch1, sk next ch3 loop, (tr, ch2, tr, ch2, tr, ch2, tr, ch2, tr) in next ch 2 sp, ch1, sk next ch 3 loop, sc in next sc; rep from * across, turn
Row 4: ch5 (counts as tr, ch1), sk next ch 1 so, *dc in next ch 2 sp, ch 3, sk next ch 2 sp, sc in next tr, ch3, sk next ch 2 sp, dc in next ch 2 sp, ch2, sk next 2 ch 1 sp; rep from * across to last 2 ch 2 sp, dc in next ch 2 sp, ch 3, sk next 2 of turning ch, sc in 4th ch of turning ch, turn
Row 5: ch1, sc in first sc. *ch1, sk next ch 3 loop, (tr, ch2, tr, ch2, tr, ch2, tr, ch2, tr) in next ch 2 sp, ch1, sk next ch 3 loop, sc in next sc; rep from * across to last ch 3 loop, (tr, ch2, tr, ch2, tr) in 4th ch of turning ch, turn

Repeat rows 2-5 for pattern, until almost out of yarn or desired length. 
Fasten off, seam together, and weave in all ends. 
Isn't this lacy stitch so pretty? The finished scarf is 66"x8". 
Hope you enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Crystal Drops Necklace

This necklace is so pretty with a bright colored top. It adds a bit of sparkle without being too fancy. 
Materials: chain, metal connectors with two holes, metal connectors with one hole, jump rings, clasp, wire cutters, and bent nose pliers. This necklace is made from gunmetal findings. 
Attach the two types of connectors together with a jump ring. 
Repeat seven more times. 
Attach each bead dangle to the chain with another jump ring. 
Attach the other seven dangles to the chain, skipping three links between each of them. 
Attach a clasp to the ends of the chain with jump rings. 
That's it!
Xoxo, Alyssa