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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Cora Cowl Cable Knit Infinity Scarf

Cora Cowl Cable Knit Infinity Scarf

Hey hey and happy Thursday! Remember a few weeks back when I posted the Minty Morning Headband? Well what a difference a gauge makes! Today I’m actually going to be using the exact same pattern as the Minty Morning Headband, but with superbulky yarn to make a cowl!

The Cora Cowl features edge cables, and a big beautiful braided cable right in the middle. I love the effect of cabled edges. I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn, and I’m really happy with the way it turned out. The texture of the yarn is so soft, and the cable pattern is my new go to! The Cora Cowl is knit flat, and seamed. You can make it to any length you want.


What you need to make the Cora Cowl

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick n’ Quick

Yardage: 160-180 yards

Needles:

US Size 13 (9.0mm)

Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Cable Needle

Abbreviations:

CO : Cast on

K : Knit

P : Purl

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

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

Gauge: 18sts. & 12 rows = 4” in cable pattern

You will work the following 8 row repeat stitch pattern until your scarf reaches 43 inches, or your desired length.


 

Begin Pattern:

Using US Size 13 (9.0mm) 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 rows 1-8 until scarf measures 43 inches (109cm)

Cut yarn, leaving about a 14” tail. Fold scarf in half, sew seams together with tail. Weave in all ends. Block if needed. Enjoy!

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Emily Cowl Crochet Cowl That Looks Like Knitting

Emily Cowl Crochet Cowl That Looks Like Knitting

Crochet cowl pattern free

A beautiful, simple crochet cowl pattern. The Emily cowl is crocheted flat in a simple repeating rib pattern that is really fun to do, and it looks like a knit cowl! If you know how to slip stitch and single crochet, you can make this cowl too.

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What you need:

Yarn: Any Worsted weight yarn

Yardage: approx. 120 yards.

Hook Size:

US Hook 8 (5.0mm)

Abbreviations:

sc: single crochet

sl: Slip stitch

Gauge: 14sts. & 10 rows = 4” in pattern


Begin Pattern:

Chain 32

Row 1: Sc into each ch, ch1, turn

Row 2: sl into each sc, ch 1, turn

Row 3: sc into each sl, ch1, turn

Repeat rows 2 & 3 until piece measures 8 inches in width.

Finishing the cowl:

Cut yarn, leaving about a 10inch (25cm) tail. Lay the piece flat and fold in half with right side facing upwards. Sew seam. Weave in ends.

I hope you enjoyed crocheting this cowl. Look out for a matching hat pattern next week!

 

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

 

Wham Bam Thank You Lamb!

Wham Bam Thank You Lamb!

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Or in this case, alpaca! I knitted up this asymmetrical cowl in an evening of T.V. watching, and man do I love it. The free pattern is a really simple one, and I modified it a little bit by using K1 P1 ribbing instead of Garter stitch. Some nights making up an entire pattern on my own takes too much brain power, so I like to let another designer do the thinking for me.

I grabbed this awesome pattern by Susan Chang on Ravelry, and it only took a couple hours. I wasn’t watching the clock but I’m pretty sure by the end of 2 episodes of The Walking Dead I was done.

All you need to make this cowl is some super bulky yarn ( I used Yarn Bee Effortless Superbulky, which is a nice Alpaca Acrylic blend that you can find at Hobby Lobby), some size US13 (9.0mm) knitting needles, and a yarn needle for weaving ends and sewing the asymmetrical seam. This pattern didn’t even use up the entire skein. In fact I could probably get another one out of it!


Check out the pattern here on Ravelry, and to make my modified version simply work in K1, P1 ribbing and always slip the last 1st st. of the row. I also seamed it a bit differently, more in the middle as you can see in the last photo.

 

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Free Pattern: Textured Knit Purl Cowl

Free Pattern: Textured Knit Purl Cowl

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As you’ve probably guessed, I’ve been going through a little bit of a cowl phase. I love how easy and quick it is to knit up a 1 skein cowl. So I may have gotten a little carried away, but here’s another one. I bought 3 50g. skeins of Karabella Margrite Bulky yarn on ebay for $18 over a year ago- and I decided it was time to stop hoarding the cashmere! Unfortunately, the yarn I used for this cowl is discontinued, but I recommend replacing it with a soft alpaca blend.

I was overthinking it- afraid to use up “the good yarn”. This cashmere blend yarn is luxurious- it doesn’t need a complicated pattern, just something elegant and simple. This textured cowl is so easy to make, and the pattern is one of the easiest to memorize that I’ve found! I was able to knit and watch TV without messing up once (which is something I’ve never been able to say.)

If you know how to knit in the round, knit, and purl, then you can make this deceptively simple cowl!

What you need:

Yarn:

2 skeins (approx. 230yds / 210m) bulky yarn

Gauge:

4 sts. and 6 rows = 1” in stockinette

Needles/Notions:

Us Size 10 (6.0mm) 16inch (40cm) circular knitting needles

stitch marker

Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations:

CO – Cast On

K – Knit

P – Purl

BO – Bind Off

pm – Place Marker

 

Begin Pattern:

CO 120 sts. Join in the round, pm, and begin round 1

 

Round 1:  *[k3, p1, k1, p1] twice, K3; rep. from *

Round 2: k3, p4, k1, p4, k3

 

Rep. rounds 1 & 2 until scarf is about 9 inches (23cm) tall. BO with a stretchy BO. Weave in all ends and enjoy!

 

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