Saturday, October 29, 2016

Lace Ruffle Scarf

This burgundy scarf is super easy, perfect for a gift. The lace is a little bit ruffled, making it drape nicely.
 I used just over one skein of Soft & Shiny in Burgandy with an H hook.

Ch 224

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in every ch across to end

Row 2 and 3: ch1, turn, sc in every sc across to end

Row 4: ch3, turn, sk 1st 2 sc, *(dc, ch1, dc) in next sc, sk next 2 ch; rep from * to end to last 2sc, dc in last sc

Row 5: ch4, turn, *sc in next ch1 sp, ch 5; rep from * to end to last ch1 sp, sc in last ch1 sp, ch2, dc in beg ch

Row 6: ch3, turn, 3dc in ch2 sp, *(sc in next ch5 sp, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 sp, 7 dc in next ch5 sp; rep from * to end to last 4 ch5 sp, (sc in next ch5 sp, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 sp, 4dc in beg ch

Row 7: ch4, turn, (dc, ch1 in next dc) 3 times, *(sc in next ch5 sp, ch5) 2 times, sc in next ch5 sp, (ch1, dc in next dc) 7 times, ch1; rep from * to end to last 3 ch5 sp, (Sc in next ch5 sp, ch5) 2 times, sc in next ch5 sp, ch1, (dc, ch1 in next dc) 3 times, dc in beg ch

Row 8: ch5, turn, (dc, ch2 in next dc) 3 times, *sc in next ch5 sp, ch5, sc in next ch5 sp, (ch2, dc in next dc) 7 times, ch2; rep from * to end to last 2 ch5 sp, sc in next ch5 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch5 sp, ch2, (dc, ch2 in next dc) 3 times, dc in beg ch

Row 9: ch3, turn, (ch3, sl st in 1st of ch3, dc in next ch2 sp) 4 times, *ch3, sc in 1st ch of ch3, sc in ch5 sp, (ch3, sl st in 1st ch of ch3, dc in next ch2 sp) 8 times rep from * to end to last ch 5 sp, ch3, sl st in 1st ch of ch3, sc in last ch5 sp, (ch3, sl st in 1st ch of ch3, dc in next ch2 sp) 4 times, ch3, sl st in 1st ch of ch3, dc in beg ch

Fasten off. Join yarn on the other side of the foundation ch, and rep rows 1-9. Be careful working the first row of sc, as sometimes it is difficult to see the chs when working into both sides. Fasten off, and weave in all ends.
 I liked this scarf so much, I made three of them for Christmas presents!
My finished scarf is 9"x72". 
Enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Rosy Lace Infinity Scarf

 This pretty pink infinity scarf is super easy to make, and a perfect gift. It is worked flat, then seamed together.

I used just over one skein of Simply Soft Light in Bubble Gum with a G hook. 
Lacy Shell: (tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr) in stitch

Ch 43

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, shell 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 you have reached the desired length of your scarf. Then, without cutting yarn, turn work and sc along the edge.

Edging:
Row 1: ch3, turn, sk 1st 2 sc, *(dc, ch1, dc) in next sc, sk next 2 ch; rep from * to end to last 2sc, dc in last sc

Row 2: ch4, turn, *sc in next ch1 sp, ch 5; rep from * to end to last ch1 sp, sc in last ch1 sp, ch2, dc in beg ch

Row 3: ch3, turn, 3dc in ch2 sp, *(sc in next ch5 sp, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 sp, 7 dc in next ch5 sp; rep from * to end to last 4 ch5 sp, (sc in next ch5 sp, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 sp, 4dc in beg ch

Row 4: ch4, turn, (dc, ch1 in next dc) 3 times, *(sc in next ch5 sp, ch5) 2 times, sc in next ch5 sp, (ch1, dc in next dc) 7 times, ch1; rep from * to end to last 3 ch5 sp, (Sc in next ch5 sp, ch5) 2 times, sc in next ch5 sp, ch1, (dc, ch1 in next dc) 3 times, dc in beg ch

Row 5: ch5, turn, (dc, ch2 in next dc) 3 times, *sc in next ch5 sp, ch5, sc in next ch5 sp, (ch2, dc in next dc) 7 times, ch2; rep from * to end to last 2 ch5 sp, sc in next ch5 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch5 sp, ch2, (dc, ch2 in next dc) 3 times, dc in beg ch

Row 6: ch3, turn, (ch3, sl st in 1st of ch3, dc in next ch2 sp) 4 times, *ch3, sc in 1st ch of ch3, sc in ch5 sp, (ch3, sl st in 1st ch of ch3, dc in next ch2 sp) 8 times rep from * to end to last ch 5 sp, ch3, sl st in 1st ch of ch3, sc in last ch5 sp, (ch3, sl st in 1st ch of ch3, dc in next ch2 sp) 4 times, ch3, sl st in 1st ch of ch3, dc in beg ch

Seam ends together to create the infinity scarf. Fasten off, and weave in all remaining ends.
The lace on this scarf doesn't sit quite flat, and makes a little bit of a ruffle. 
My finished scarf is 62"x10". 
Hope you enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa

Simple Cable Cowl

This cabled cowl looks complicated, but if you can cable, it is super simple. Two different sizes of cables step the cowl up a notch. 
I used one skein of RedHeart Soft in Berry with size 8 circular needles. 
CO 140 longtail, join without turning. 

Row 1,2,3,5,6,7: *k8, p4, k4, p4, k4,p4; rep from * to end around

Row 4: *k8, p4, c4b, p4, c4b, p4; rep from * to end around

Row 8: *c8b, p4, c4b, p4, c4b, p4; rep from * to end around

C4b: sl 2 sts to cn, hold to back, k2 from lh needle, k2 from cn

C8b: sl 4 sts to cn, hold to back, k4 from lh needle, k4 from cn

You can also cable without the needle. This is how I do it personally. There are a ton of tutorials and videos online to teach you how to do this. 
Rep rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired width. 

BO loosely, or using JSSBO. Fasten off and weave in all ends. 
My finished cowl is 26" around and 10" wide. 
Knitting with two different cables adds a lot of interest to the texture. Cables are one of my favorite knitting textures!
Enjoy!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Geometric Lace Infinity Scarf

This simple stitch creates an interesting, geometric pattern. If you look closely, the pattern looks like flowers! This is a really delicate scarf, perfect for spring, especially with the periwinkle color.  
I used one skein of Patons Lace Sequin in Pale Blue Topaz with an F hook. 

Ch 58
Row 1: tr in 8th ch from hook, *ch 3, sk 4 ch, sc in next ch, sh 3, sk next 4 ch, (tr, ch 5, tr) in next ch; rep from * to end to last 10 ch, ch 3, sk 4 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, (tr, ch 2, tr) in last ch

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in tr, *ch 3, (tr, ch 5, tr) in next sc, ch 3, sc in 3rd ch of ch 5 lp; rep from * to end to last ch 5 lp, ch 3, (tr, ch 5, tr) in next sc, ch 3, sc in 5th ch of beg ch 7

Row 3: ch 7 (counts as tr, ch 2), turn, tr in sc, *ch 3, sc in 3rd ch of ch 5 lp, ch 3, (tr, ch 5, tr) in next sc; rep from * to end to last ch 5 lp, sc in 3rd ch of ch 5 lp, ch 3, (tr, ch 2, tr) in sc

Rep rows 2-3 until you have reached the desired length. I blocked this to open up the lace. After blocking, seam the ends together. Fasten off, and weave in all tails. 
My finished infinity scarf is 10"x72". 
Can you see the flowers? If you don't look at the stitch pattern as flowers, it is also very geometric with the diamond and paralleologram shapes. 
Enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Oatmeal Cowl

This chunky cowl is super simple to make, with a double seed stitch pattern, and seamless from being worked in the round. 
I used three skeins of Vanna's Choice in Oatmeal with size 15 circular needles. Hold two strands throughout. 

CO 90, join without turning. 

Rows 1 and 2: *k1, p1; rep from * to end around

Rows 3 and 4: *p1, k1; rep from * to end around

Rep rows 1-4 until you have the desired width. 
BO loosely and weave in all ends. 
Seed stitch and double seed stitch are some of my favorite knitting stitches, because of the thick texture, and coziness of the resulting fabric. 
My finished cowl is 14"x40". 
Enjoy!
Xoxo, Alyssa