Stamen Stitch Tassel Scarf

Stamen Stitch Tassel Scarf

The Stamen Stitch Tassel Scarf was inspired by a few skeins of leftover yarn I had lying around. I saw the colors of these tassels together and really wanted to put them together in a new, fun, and fresh way. So I bought some Lion Brand Scarfie yarn for the actual scarf, and picked out a simple stitch pattern that I could easily memorize and work on during T.V. time.

The Stamen stitch is a really simple pattern which uses knits, purls, and slip stitches. With only a 4 row repeat, I had no problem memorizing this stitch pattern so I never needed to have a row counter, or piece of paper nearby while I was knitting. That gets really helpful when you have a lot of projects going on at once. I always want to have something simple going so that I can turn my brain off while knitting, and this scarf achieved that for me.

 

Materials:

Lion Brand Scarfie Yarn x2 Balls

Us Size 10 knitting needles

Yarn Needle

Extra Yarn for Tassels

Begin Pattern:

Co 35 sts.

Work in stamen stitch until scarf measures 60″

Stamen Stitch:

Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2 (WS): K1, *SL1 wyib, K1; rep from * to end.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: K2, *SL1 wyib, K1; rep from * to last st, K1.
Rep rows 1 – 4.

If you prefer a charted version of this stitch pattern, you can find it here: http://www.knittingstitches.org/2017/12/stamen.html

When your scarf reaches the desired length, cut yarn and weave in ends. Make 16 tassels out of yarn of your choice, and attach to the bottom sides of the scarf as pictured. Weave in ends of the tassel strings to WS of scarf.

Not sure how to make a tassel? I found a helpful tutorial on Youtube that will show you how. No need to purchase a tassel maker.

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Free Seed Stitch Hat Knitting Pattern

Free Seed Stitch Hat Knitting Pattern

After taking a year off from this blog, it’s with a huge sigh of relief and a new burst of creative energy that I can say that I am back! In the past year, I’ve dedicated my time to starting up a little art studio in my small town, and this blog fell by the wayside as a result. I knew that opening my own brick and mortar business would require all of my time and energy.

My little art studio called Pink Velvet Studio (you can check it out here!) is a space that I created as a way to bring creativity and art into the local community. We host a range of crafting and art classes from children’s clay workshops to wine and paint nights (for the adults of course!). And of course I had to bring my love of knitting into my little art studio too. In January I’m going to be hosting a stitch and bitch event where we will feature a local fiber artist who will be doing a spinning demonstration and selling some of her handmade yarn. If you’re in the Northeast Ohio area, I’d love you to stop by and see us!

So my world has gotten fuller and my knitting needles have been really lonely. But as many of you know, we can’t really leave the needles and hooks alone for long. And it just felt right to come back to this blog in the winter months, where the cold draws me inside and begs me to slow down. For my first post back on the blog, I figured the best pattern to share would be one that I started last year! So here it is, the seed stitch hat. I hope you enjoy the pattern, and I hope you’ll come back again! You can also follow more of my knitting process and adventures on Instagram!

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Seed Stitch Hat

Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Colorway: Grey Marble Heather

Yardage: Approx. 150yards

Gauge: 16 & 16 rows = 4”


 

Needles:

US Size 6 (4.0mm) 16 inch circular needles

US Size 8 (5.0mm) 16 inch circular needles

5 US Size 8 (5.0mm) double pointed needles

Stitch Marker

Yarn needle

Abbreviations:

CO : Cast on

K : Knit

P : Purl

K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together

P2tog: Purl 2 stitches together

Pm : Place marker


 

Seed Stitch Pattern:

Round 1: K1, P1

Round 2: P1, K1


Pattern Directions:

With Size 6 circular needles, CO:  71 sts, pm, join in the round. (If you want to make this hat for a child size, make a gauge swatch of the stitch pattern to calculate the number of stitches. Stitches must be an odd number for the seed stitch pattern.)

Work in seed stitch pattern until brim measures 2″

Switch to size 8 needles and work in seed stitch pattern until hat measures 7 inches (17.75cm – 19cm) or desired height

Ending with a round 1, on the last round before you begin the decrease rounds, continue in seed stitch pattern until 2 stitches remain. Then purl the last 2 stitches together.

Decrease Rounds:

***Switch to double pointed needles when stitches become difficult to knit on circular needles.***

Decrease round 1: *K2tog, P2tog, rep. From * to end of round

Decrease round 2: *P1, K1, rep from * to end of round

Decrease round 3: *K2tog, P2tog, rep from * until last st, K last st. to end of round

Decrease round 4: *K1, P1, rep from * to end of round

 

Cut yarn and weave end through remaining loops. Pull tight to secure and weave in ends.

 

I hope you enjoyed this pattern, it’s one of my favorite stitches and I love this hat! It will definitely end up in someone’s stocking this year.

Show me your seed stitch hat! Post a photo on Instagram using hashtag: #margoknits for a chance to be featured on the blog! Thanks for reading!

 

Minty Morning Headband

Minty Morning Headband


FREE headband knitting pattern!

Gosh I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve posted a new knitting pattern! But I’m back at it and what I wanted to share with you was this simple, satisfying pattern that you can finish in an evening! The Minty morning headband features cabled edges, and a middle braided cable.

I only had a little bit of this colorway in Vanna’s Choice yarn left, so I knew I wanted to make something small. If you’re up for a quick, fun, fashionable project, let’s get started!

Begin Pattern:

Using US Size 9 knitting needlles, CO. 28sts.

Row 1, 5: K6, P4, K8, P4, K6

Row 2, 4, 6, 8 : P6, K4, P8, K4, P6

Row 3: C6B, P4,  K2, C6F, P4, C6F

Row 7: C6B, P4,  C6B, K2, P4, C6F

Repeat pattern until headband measures about 17-19 inches, bind off, and sew seam. Enjoy!

And… If you’re looking for more patterns- I’ve just added a new hat pattern to my shop:

The Dottie Hat

The Dottie Hat features a light worsted yarn in a diagonal lace pattern. It’s comfy, cute, and perfect for transitioning into (or out of) winter!

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View the pattern on Ravelry

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Anna Hat Free Knitting Pattern

Anna Hat Free Knitting Pattern

Free Cable Hat Knitting Pattern

I stepped outside to play with my dog in the snow last week, and snapped a few pics of my latest design: The Anna Hat. The next day, the snow melted in the 50 degree heat, so I’m glad I did! And hey- I’m definitely not complaining. I stepped outside yesterday in a t-shirt and jeans, admiring what looked like a beautiful spring day in February.

Cabled hat free knitting pattern

I’m sure we’ll get our fair share of snow this year, but winter’s mercy seems to be upon us Ohioans this year. Since we’re heading to Belize in April for my wedding, and we missed last winter all together because we were in Belize, I have to say I feel like mother nature has been really good to me!

I am happy to be back in the States again (not many yarn stores in the tropics. None at all actually.) but I can’t wait to head back to Belize in April, walk down the sandy beach, and marry the love of my life! Hopefully before then, we’ll get one more beautiful snowy day that I can wear my new hat, but if not… eh, there’s always next year!

Follow along below for the free pattern to make your own Anna Hat!

Description

The Anna hat features a warm fold up brim, and a beautiful cable motif that is easy to knit. It is worked in the round with worsted weight yarn. This has been by far one of my favorite hats to knit. Hats are my favorite thing to knit. I haven’t done a cable pattern in a while- and knitting this hat re-ignited my love for cabling!

What You Need

Yarn: 120 yards Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Colorways shown: Dusty Rose & Mustard

Needles: US size 9 (5.5mm) 16 inch (40cm) circular knitting needles and Double Pointed Needles

Stitch Marker

Yarn Needle

Gauge:

20 sts. & 22 rows = 4” in cable pattern

Pattern Notes:

When pattern becomes difficult to knit on circular needles during decrease rounds, switch to DPN’s. The pattern is meant to fit snugly on your head. If you need to wet block at the end, instructions are given.

Abbreviations:

pm – place marker

K – Knit

P – Purl

C6F: Cable 6 Front (slip 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front. Knit 3, then knit 3 from cable needle.)

C6B: Cable 6 Back (slip 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold in back. Knit 3, then knit 3 from cable needle.)

C4B: Cable 4 Back (slip next 2 sts. onto cable needle and hold in back. Knit 2, then knit 2 from cable needle.)

ssk – slip slip knit

ssp – slip slip purl

Begin Pattern:

Co 80 sts. onto circular needles, join in the round, pm

Brim:

*K2, P2

Repeat until brim measures 3”

Hat body

Rounds 1, 5, 9, 21, 25, 29 and all even rounds: *K12, P2, K4, P2 around

Rounds 3, 7, 23, 27, 39:

*K12, P2, C4B, P2

Rounds 11, 15, 19, 31, 35:

*K3, C6F, K3, P2, C4B, P2

Rounds 13, 17, 33, 37:

*[C6B] twice, P2, K4, P2

Begin decrease rounds:

Switch to double pointed needles when circular needles become too difficult to work on during decrease rounds.

Decrease Rounds:

  1. *[K2, ssk] 3 times, P2, ssk, K2, ssp
  2. *K9, P2, K3, P1
  3. *[K1, ssk] 3 times, P1, ssp, K1, ssp
  4. *K6, P2, K1, P1
  5. *[ssk] 3 times, ssp, ssk
  6. *K3, P1, K1
  7. *ssk

Cut yarn and weave through remaining stitches. Pull tight to close hat. Weave in all ends.

Wet block if necessary. If your hat needs to be stretched a little, wet it and squeeze remaining water out with a towel. Do not wring out. Place on blocking board or foam board, stretch to desired size and place pins to hold in place. Hat will also stretch a little bit with wear.

Happy Knitting!

FREE knitting pattern: Cabled Beanie

 

Gargantuan Scarf

Gargantuan Scarf

Gargantuan scarf free infinity scarf knitting pattern

I’ve been having a lot of fun with super bulky yarn lately. I wanted to find a way to knit a huge scarf without spending $100 on yarn. So I bought myself a pair of size 50 (25mm) knitting needles and got to work! I realized that if I held 2 strands of super-bulky yarn together, I could achieve the same effect as those beautiful Loopy Mango chunky knits.

Free super chunky infinity scarf knitting pattern

I would love to get me some Loopy Mango yarn, don’t get me wrong. But after the holidays I decided that it wasn’t the right time to splurge. So for my first project, I used 2 strands of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick N Quick held together. It was a great substitute, though I have a feeling I’ll be trying out some more luxurious yarns on these huge needles soon.

You can order the needles on Amazon, and have them at your door in 2 days, which gives you enough time to finish whatever’s currently on your needles, and start this amazingly huge scarf! The cost of yarn for me was only about $16. A pretty good deal I think! So are you ready to begin? Cause I’m already knitting this baby in gray!

What you Need:

Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick n’ Quick 212 yards (2 skeins)

Us Size 50 (25mm) Knitting Needles

Yarn Needle for weaving in ends, and sewing seams

Pattern Notes:

This pattern is made by using 2 strands of super bulky yarn held together.

Gauge:

4 sts. & 4.5 rows = 4” in stockinette st.

Abbreviations:

Co: Cast on

K – Knit

P – Purl

Bo: Bind off

Begin Pattern:

With 2 strands of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn held together, cast on 16 stitches. Knit the stitches that are cast on together as 1 stitch, holding the 2 strands together throughout the pattern.

Row 1: Knit all sts.

Row 2: Purl all sts.

When your scarf reaches 52 inches long, Bo. Using yarn needle, fold scarf in half and sew seam together.

Enjoy!

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Free knitting pattern for super chunky infinity scarf using giant knitting needles

Free scarf pattern

 

Flurries Hat

Flurries Hat

Flurries Hat Free Knitting Pattern

FREE hat knitting pattern. "Flurries" by Margo Snyder margoknits.com

Well that white Christmas I was dreaming about finally came… Mid January. I have to say I think the snow is really pretty, and since I haven’t seen it in two years, I don’t mind it a bit. Today’s knitting pattern is a simple one with a lot of personality. And I rightly named it the “Flurries Hat” because the white stitches remind me of the flurries outside of my window right now. I want to see your FO’s so don’t forget to post your projects on Ravelry!

What You Need:

Yarn:

Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick n’ Quick

Main Color: Approx. 50 yds.

Contrasting Color: Approx. 20 yds.

Needles:

US 13 (9mm) 16” (40cm)circular knitting needles

US 13 DPN’s (double pointed needles)

Notions:

Stitch Marker

Yarn needle

Gauge:

12 sts. & 14 rows = 4” in stockinette st.

Abbreviations:

pm – place marker

MC – Main Color

CC- Contrasting Color

K – Knit

P – Purl

ssk – slip slip knit

Pattern Notes:

When changing colors, do not cut yarn. Carry yarn along as you knit.

Begin Pattern:

Co 48 sts, join in the round, pm

Brim:

K2, P2 around

Repeat until brim measures 2.5”

Hat body

1. *With MC, k3, with Cc, k1 rep. from * around

Rounds 2,3,5,6 With MC K around

4. *With MC, k1, with CC, k1, with MC, k2, rep. from * around

Repeat rounds 1-6, 1 more time

Repeat round 1-4, then begin decrease rounds. Switch to DPN’s when decreasing becomes difficult on circular needles.

Decrease rounds

  1. K 4, ssk around
  2. K around
  3. K3, ssk around
  4. K around
  5. K 2, ssk around
  6. K around
  7. K1, ssk around
  8. K around
  9. Ssk around

Cut yarn and weave through remaining stitches. Pull tight to close hat. Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

Free Knitting Pattern

 

 

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