Saturday, February 27, 2016

Ribbed Triangle Scarf

This simple triangular scarf is a great neutral addition to your winter wardrobe. Composed of double crochet stitches, you can make this pretty quickly!
I used two skeins of Knit Picks Galileo in Gosling with a F hook. 
Ch 3 counts as dc throughout 
Ch 7 (counts as ch 4, dc)
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each dc across 
Row 2: ch 3, turn, dc in blo of each dc across to last 2 dc,  2dc in blo in next dc, dc in beg ch 3
Row 3: ch 3, turn, 2 dc in blo in next dc, dc in blo of each dc across, dc in beg ch 3

Rep rows 2 and 3 until you have either used just under half your yarn, or until it is half of the desired length. 

Row 4: ch 3, turn, dc in blo in each dc across to last 3 dc, dc2tog in blo, dc in beg ch 3
Row 5: ch 3, turn, dc2tog in blo, dc in blo in each dc across, dc in beg ch 3

Rep rows 4 and 5 until there are 5 dc sts including the ch 3
Fasten off and weave in all ends. 
I love the ridges you get from only using the back loop. The yarn is sort of smooth and shiny and it helps enhance the stitch. It's such a simple stitch, but it has a great effect. My scarf is 55" across the top and 11.5" at the widest point. 
Hope you enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Ombre Eyelet Infinity Scarf

This delicate scarf has pretty ripples of color in a nice color scheme with an easy eyelet stitch. 
I used one skein of Patons Lace in Patina with size 6 circular needles. The scarf is knit in the round. 
Co 300, longtail. Join without twisting. 
Row 1 and 2: knit across
Row 3: *yo, k2tog; rep from * to end across 
Rep rows 1-3 twice. Then knit 6 rows. Continue by alternating between two sets of rows 1-3 and 6 plain knitting rows. 
To end, rep rows 1-3 twice, then knit 2 rows. Bo loosely. I recommend using Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off or some other stretchy bind off. Weave in any remaining tails. 
My finished scarf is 9"x68". It curls a little bit, but it doesn't really bother me so I didn't block it. I'm not sure how blocking would work if you use this yarn, since it's 80% acrylic. 
Enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Lacy Shells Infinity Scarf

This delicate scarf is perfect for spring, with the lacy stitch and the pastel color. 
I used one skein of Patons Lace Sequin in Pale Amethyst with a F hook. 
Shell: (tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr, ch1, tr) in indicated st 
Ch 35
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, she'll 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 the scarf is the desired size. Sean the two ends together. Fasten off and weave in ends. 
This scarf is a pretty quick pattern, and it makes a great gift. 
My finished scarf is 7"x58". 
Enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Grey Cabled Cowl

This chunky cabled cowl will keep your neck warm through the bitter cold days. The light grey color will match with everything- an essential piece to add to your wardrobe!
I used about one and half skeins of Loops & Threads Cozy Wool in Pewter. This is knit in the round with size 15 circular needles. 
Co 72 sts, and join without turning
Rows 1,2,3,5,6,7: knit
Row 4: *st 2 sts to dpn, hold to back, k2, k2 from dpn, k4; rep from * to end around
Row 8: *k4, sl 2 sts to dpn, hold to front, k2, k2 from dpn; rep from * to end around

Repeat rows 1-8 until desired length. After a row 3, bo loosely. 
Fasten off, and weave in any remaining ends. 
This all-over cabled pattern works up quickly and adds textural interest to a simple cowl. 
My finished cowl is 13" tall and 26" around. I like to do the cables without the dpn, so you could do whichever one makes you more comfortable. 
Hope you all enjoy this warm pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa