Thursday, August 13, 2009

Long Way Scarf

So this is not a very well thought out pattern or anything. I had just a few yards of yarn left over from a blanket I made for some friends, Kwasi and Irene, and I wanted to get the yarn out of the stash. Thus, the Long Way Scarf was born.

Sept 27th, 2010: I reworked the pattern and I'm now updating it with new yarn and pictures.


Long Way Scarf
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Encore (Worsted Weight) in charcoal grey, 200yds - 2 skeins held double;  Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Superwash in green, 218yds - 0.5 skein
Needles: US #13 circular
Notions: Crochet needle E/4-3.50mm
Finished Measurements: 6 inches x 68 inches (including fringe)

  • Cast on 160 sts or more depending on how long you want the scarf. 
  • Knit about 20-30 rows in garter stitch and bind off loosely. 
  • With the crochet needle, and using the contrast yarn, crochet one row in single crochet across.
  • Switching to the main yarn, crochet two rows and end. 
  • With a mix of both yarns, cut 10 inch strips of yarn, and with the crochet hook, make loops with two of the strips (one of each color) along the shorter edge to creat the fringe. 
  • Block scarf based on content of the yarn.


Note: My yarn was acrylic, so I steam blocked my scarf using a wet towel and a hot iron. This scarf is very easy, and you can finish it in a day if you so choose.

Enjoy!

Note: The brown and cream scarf is the old version. The updated version is the grey and green scarf.

 
 


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Evelyne

I came up with this shawl design as a gift for my mother-in-law. It is a good stash buster if you have one skein of mohair yarn hanging out somewhere in your house. Enjoy!!





Evelyne
Yarn: Madil Kid Seta, blue colorway, approx. 237yds
Needle size: US 10 and US 11
Final Measurements: 16in x 48in


Lace pattern
Row 1: Edge sts, *yo, k2tog, k2, rep from * to edge sts, edge sts
Row 2 & 4: Edge sts, *purl to edge sts, edge sts
Row 3: Edge sts, k2, *yo, k2tog, k2, rep from * to edge sts, edge sts

Shawl pattern
Cast on 60sts with the size 11 needle.
Work 4 border rows in garter stitch with the size 11 needle.

Main body
A: Work 3 repeats of lace pattern with size 10 needle, keeping 4 edge sts in garter stitch at each end.
B: Now work 12 rows in garter stitch with size 11 needle.

Repeat sections A and B until shawl is desired length, ending with a lace pattern section.

Then work 4 rows in garter stitch, bind off loosely with size 11 needle, and block the shawl.

PS: My shawl had 7 repeats of the lace pattern, and 6 repeats of the garter stitch.