Saturday, March 26, 2016

Silver Pineapple Scarf

This sequined silver scarf is light and airy, and the lace pattern is so perfect for a touch of elegance. 
I used about 1 1/3 skeins of Patons Lace Sequin in Moonstone with a G hook. 
Ch 34
Row 1: 2 dc in 4th ch form hook, *ch 7, sk next 5 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch, ch 7, sk next 5 ch**, (2dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 3 dc in last ch, turn 

Row 2: ch 3, 2 dc in 1st dc, *ch 3, sc in next ch 7 lp, ch 5, sk next ch 3 lp, sc in next ch 7 lp, ch 3**, (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in next ch 1 sp; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sk next 2 dc, 3 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn

Row 3: ch 3, 2 dc in 1st dc, *sk next ch 3 lp, 11 trc in next ch 5 lp, sk next ch 3 lp**, (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in ch 1 sp; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sk next 2 dc, 3 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn

Row 4:  ch 3, 2 dc in 1st dc, *ch 2, sk next 2 dc, (sc in next trc, ch 3, sk next trc) 5 times, sc in next trc, ch 2**, (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in ch 1 sp; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sk next 2 dc, 3 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn

Row 5: ch 3, 2 dc in 1st dc, *ch 3, sk next ch 2 sp, (sc, ch 3) in each of next 5 ch 3 lps,  sk next ch 2 sp **, (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in ch 1 sp; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sk next 2 dc, 3 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn

Row 6: ch 3, 2 dc in 1st dc, *ch 3, sk next ch 3 lp, (sc, ch 3) in each of next 4 ch 3 lps,  sk next ch 3 lp**, (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in ch 1 sp; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sk next 2 dc, 3 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn

Row 7: ch 3, 2 dc in 1st dc, *ch 3, sk next ch 3 lp, (sc, ch 3) in each of next 3 ch 3 lps,  sk next ch 3 lp**, (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in ch 1 sp; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sk next 2 dc, 3 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn
 
Row 8: ch 3, 2 dc in 1st dc, *ch 7, sk next ch 3 lp, sc in next ch 3 lp, ch 3, sc in next ch 3 lp, ch 7, sk next ch 3 lp**, (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in next ch 1 sp; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sk next 2 dc, 3 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn 

Rep rows 2-8 as desired. Fasten off, and weave in all ends. 
I love pinapple stitch patterns! I think this yarn goes really nicely with the lacy pattern. I'm so sad they don't carry this yarn in any stores near me anymore! I have to buy it online! Has anyone else noticed that their local Michaels and A.C. Moore stores don't carry Patons Lace or Patons Lace sequin anymore? For the last year or so?
My finished scarf is 9"x 94". 
Enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Katie Scarf

This scarf copies a beautiful, fluffy scarf that a friend of mine owns. Despite my clearly not lacking in the scarf department, she gave me one for my birthday. I knew I had to recreate one!
This scarf uses one skein on Simply Soft Paints In Oceana and about 2/3 of a skein of Simply Soft in Black. Oceana is a smaller skein, so since this is knit alternating colors every row, we don't use as much black. 
I used size 10.5 circular needles, to give this scarf a lot of drape. 
With the black yarn, co 220 sts, long tail method, and join carefully without twisting
Row 1: with Oceana, (k1, p1) around
Row 2: with Black, (k1, p1) around
Co in ribbing loosely. Weave in any remaining ends, and then you're finished!
For this scarf, I just slipped the yarn up, and didn't cut it between each row. 
I really love how soft and fluffy this scarf is. The original scarf was made with yarn a little thicker, and the ribbing was going the other way, knitting short rows and then seaming it together. I decided I wanted it seamless, so I knit it this way. 
My finished scarf is about 12"x52". The texture of this infinity scarf is just so wonderful and plushy. 
I hope you make one of these scarfs!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Coral Fringe Triangular Shawl

This easy mesh stitch is crocheted into a triangle, to make a lovely shawl. Knotted fringe is then added, to continue with the diamond shapes of the mesh. This is a nice shawl for spring because of the color and open stitch, but is also warm enough for winter. 
I used one and half skeins of Stitch a Studio By Nicole Storybook Lullaby in Papaya with an H hook. 
Ch 8, dc in 1st ch
Row 1: ch 8, (counts as dc, ch 5), turn, sc in 5th ch, ch 3, dc in 3rd ch
Row 2: ch 8, (counts as dc, ch 5), turn, sc in ch 5 lp, ch 5, sc in ch 5 lp, ch 5, dc in 3rd ch of starting ch 8
Row 3: ch 8, turn, (counts as dc, ch 5), *sc in ch 5 lp, ch 5; rep from * to end across to last ch 5 lp, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch 8 
Rep row 3 until your shawl is the desired size. Without cutting yarn, sc around the two side edges of the the triangle. I fit 3 sc in each do space, and 9 ch in the center beginning loop. Fasten off and weave in ends. 
To attach the fringe, cut 10" lengths of yarn. With a crochet hook, knot two pieces onto every third sc. One you have done that all the way around, knot two pieces from one clump with two pieces from the next one. Then repeat this step again so you have another row of knots. This will make this diamond pattern. 
Hopefully this picture will show you how to knot the fringe. My finished shawl is 23" deep and 80" across the top, not including fringe. 
Enjoy!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Diagonal Scarf

This blue scarf is so soft and squishy, perfect for cold temperatures. This scarf was made for a man, but I think this pattern would be lovely with any yarn or color. 
I used one skein of Simply Soft in Country Blue with size 8 needles. 
Co 42 sts
Row 1: k1, *p2, k2; rep from * to last st, k1
Row 2: rep row 1
Row 3: k1, *k1, p2, k1; rep from * to last st, k1
Row 4: k1, *p1, k2, p1; rep from * to last st, k1
Row 5: k1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, k1
Row 6: rep row 5
Row 7: rep row 4
Row 8: rep row 3

Repeat rows 1-8 until desired length. 
Bo on a row 8. Fasten off and weave in ends. Cut 12" pieces of yarn for fringe. Add one piece of yarn for each st. 
This stitch moves one to the left every 2 rows, forming a diagonal rib. 
The finished scarf is 7"x58", not including fringe. The fringe adds another 12", giving the scarf 70" total. 
This scarf is just so soft and squishy, I hate to give it away as a gift! I'll have to make myself one!
Xoxo, Alyssa