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