Saturday, June 25, 2016

Stormy Lace Cowl

This soft, fluffy, single plied yarn creates a delightful lacy cowl. The lacy texture is perfect for spring, with a soft neutral color to match so much in your wardrobe. 
I used one skein of Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal in Stormy with size 10.5 needles. 
CO 53, longtail. 
Row 1: k1, *k1, yo, k3, slip 1 kw, k2tog, pass slipped st over, k3, yo; rep from * to end across to last 2 sts, k1, k1
Rows 2, 4, 6, and 8: purl across
Row 3: k1, *k2, yo, k2, slip 1 kw, k2tog, pass slipped st over, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to end across to last 2 sts, k1, k1
Row 5: k1, *k3, yo, k1, slip 1 kw, k2tog, pass slipped st over, k1, yo, k2; rep from * to end across to last 2 sts, k1, k1
Row 7: k1, *k4, yo, slip 1 kw, k2tog, pass slipped st over, yo, k3; rep from * to end across to last 2 sts, k1, k1

Rep these last 8 rows until you have the desired length. BO loosely, I used JSSBO. I left a fairly long tail here, so that I could see the two ends together to make a cowl. I blocked this scarf because it's wool, and to open up the lace. I just wet it and then pinned it out in the rectangle shape. After it was dry, I seamed it together. Weave in any remaining tails. 
The blocking really helped this lace. The drape is fantastic afterwards too. I've never used this yarn before, and I was pleasantly surprised! 
My finished cowl is 13" wide and 40" around. 
Enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Purple Parallelogram Scarf

This sequined lacy shawl is perfect for adding some glamor to your outfit. This airy stitch makes it light, but still warm for a chilly day. 
I used two skeins of Patons Lace Sequin in Amethyst with a G hook. 
Ch 218
Row 1: in 4th ch from hook, (dc, ch2, 2dc), *sk 4 ch, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in next ch; rep from * across to end
Row 2: ch6, turn, (dc, ch2, dc) in 4th ch, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in every ch2 sp across
Row 3: ch1, turn, sl st to 2nd ch2 sp, ch3, (dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2 sp, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in every ch2 sp across 

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until your scarf is the desired width or almost out of yarn. Fasten off, and weave in all the ends. 
This scarf is 13"x75". The increasing at one ends and decreasing at the other forms an interesting parallelogram shape. The scarf hangs nicely with this, as it kind of drapes down. 
Enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Liquid Teal Scarf

This parallelogram scarf is a larger version of my popular Liquid Silver Scarf. I like the silver one, but this one is longer and wider, more suitable for colder weather than the silver one. The shimmery, silky yarn is really beautiful with the simplistic stitch pattern. 
I used three skeins of Patons Metallic in Metallic Teal with size 8 needles. 
CO 81sts
Row 1: k across
Row 2: k1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to end across

Rep rows 1 and 2 until your scarf is the desired length. 
BO after a row 1, and weave in all remaining ends. This is a little tricky with the lacy pattern, but I've found that weaving it through the sort of vertical stripes the lace makes works pretty well. 
My finished scarf is 16" wide and 64" from end to end. I love the parallelogram shape the scarf makes, being worked up on the bias. The ends form nice triangular shapes with this stitch, making the scarf look flowy and smooth and not boxy at the ends. 
Enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Purple Picot Infinity Scarf

This lacy stitch is perfectly feminine and delicate. The light stitch is combined with a thicker worsted weight yarn, making it great to wear all the time. 
I used one skein of Red Heart Soft in Lilac with an I hook. 
Ch 42
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *sk next 4 ch, ch 5, sc in next ch; rep from * to end across
Row 2: ch 6 (counts as trc, ch 2), turn, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in 3rd ch of ch 5 sp, ch 5; rep from * to end to last ch 5 sp, (sc, ch 3, sc) in 3rd ch of ch 5 sp, ch 2, trc in sc
Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in trc, *ch 5, (sc, ch 3, sc) in 3rd ch of ch 5 sp; rep from * to end to last ch 5 sp, ch 5, sc in 4th ch of beg ch 6

Rep rows 2 and 3 until desired length. Seam ends together, or sc. Weave in any remaining tails. 
I love how this stitch looks, and it's so easy. My finished scarf is 13"x52". 
Enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa