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Indie Yarn: Emerald Ombre by Wollelfe

Get beautiful ombre hand dyed yarn

Today’s Featured Yarn is:

Irish Moss by Wollelfe

The Details:

65% merino yarn extrafine
35% silk

Fingering Weight

Available in: 100, 150, 200, 250g skeins


Any combo of merino & silk makes for an amazing yarn! But add ombre into the mix? I. can’t. even. right. now.

I’ve been on the lookout for some ombre yarn since last year, but for some reason I just haven’t bought any yet. This emerald green that fades to lighter and lighter shades of sea foam and mint caught my eye immediately. The only question that remains is… what should I make? I’m thinking a simple shawl that allows the yarn to take center stage. Perhaps the Sea Urchin Shawl?

Sea Urchin Shawl by Ambah

Irish Moss Gradient Yarn by Wollelfe

 

 

Reverse Psychology by Mindy Ross

Or perhaps some ombre mittens with a matching hat?!

Gradient Mitts by Krista McCurdy

Scotty Beanie by Tina Whitmore

 

Free Pattern: Textured Knit Purl Cowl

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To Purchase an Ad-Free, printable version of this pattern is available in my Etsy Shop! Click Here

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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Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky Yarn

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Rowan Cocoon Yarn

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Currently Loving: Textile and Gemstone Necklaces

currenly loving textile necklaces

Happy Thursday! (Does anybody say that? No? Well I’m starting it.)

I’m also starting a new series here on the blog where I share things that I love. Why? Because well, sometimes I stray from writing knitting patterns and find other cool things on the internet that I want to share! Currently, I’m obsessed with gemstones and textiles.

 

I used to make and sell jewelry on Etsy, and I’ve got a huge stash of un-used beautiful gemstones that haven’t been touched in years. We’re talking sapphires, pearls, emeralds, rubies, and just, oh my gosh I want to make jewelry! Lately I’ve been dreaming of learning how to weave so that I could incorporate my love of fiber, and my love of gemstones. But until I get around to it, here are some of the pieces I’ve been swooning over!

PS. We’re in Belize right now planning our wedding (oh- did I mention I got engaged?!) but when I get back, I WILL be buying a loom and sharing my experiences on Instagram, so follow along- it’ll probably be hilarious.

Arborista Cowl Knit Along!

Beautiful leaf lace chunky cowl pattern margoknits.com

Hey there! Are you excited to break out your chunky yarns? I know I am! That’s why I’ve decided to hold the first Arborista Cowl Knit Along! This is a fun and fast knit with a little bit of lace, and a lot of warmth.

I will be knitting mine in Cascade 128 Superwash, colorway: Summer Sky Heather

Make sure to join my Ravelry Group and chat along as you knit along!

What will you knit yours in? I can pictures this cowl in beautiful green, mustard yellow, maybe a maroon? And then there’s always the neutrals- anything looks great in a neutral!

I hope you’l join me for the Arborista Cowl KAL.

It starts today, but you can join in anytime between now (Sep. 24th) and October 14th! I’ve discounted the pattern from $6.00 to $4.00 in the pattern shop. The discount will be available until Oct. 14th for anyone who wants to join in on this KAL!

The Arborista Infinity Scarf Knitting Pattern by Margo Snyder margoknits.com

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

US 10½ – 6.5 mm

Bulky / 12 ply yarn

GAUGE:

4 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch in stockinette

380 – 400 yards (347 – 366 m)
And don’t forget to post your beauties here on Ravelry in the projects section!

New Fall 2015 Infinity Scarf Pattern

Arborista cowl pattern margoknits.com

I am so excited to share my latest pattern with you! Some of you may have seen a little preview on Instagram, and it’s finally here and ready to put on your needles! The Arborista Cowl features an alternating pattern of lacy leaves, and contrasting solid ribbing for a truly eye-catching effect.

I wanted a lace pattern, but I also wanted a break in between where I could watch TV. and knit this infinity scarf. (You see where my priorities lie!) I wanted something that captures the spirit of fall (is that too corny?) and something that is truly fashion forward and unique. I think this infinity scarf achieves all of these things- and the pattern is so much simpler that you would imagine!

 

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Details:

The cowl is knit using bulky yarn, for my cowl I chose Cascade 128 Superwash in the colorway: Camel

3 skeins, approximately 384 yards of yarn are used to knit this scarf.

You will also need size 10.5 knitting needles, and a yarn needle for seaming and weaving in ends.

Gauge: 4 sts. & 6 rows = 1″ in stockinette (though since this is an infinity scarf, gauge isn’t terribly important).

Cast on today, and don’t forget to show me your amazing projects on Ravelry! I can’t wait to see this cowl knitted up in every color! As always, if you want to re-sell anything you make from my patterns, you are 100% welcome to! Thanks for supporting an independent designer!

Winter Seeds : Free Seed Stitch Infinity Scarf Knitting Pattern

free seed stitch infinity scarf pattern

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Happy September! Who’s ready for fall yet? I’ll admit, after a year in the Caribbean, I’m excited to break out my jeans, boots, and of course, my yarn! I knitted this infinity scarf in Belize, awaiting the day when I’d actually be able to wear it. Unfortunately, that day has not come as it is 95 degrees here in Ohio. I’m in no rush to say goodbye to the sun, but I am ready to say hello to my cowls!

This is a really simple pattern, and great for beginners. What I love most about my pattern is the yarn. The mint green and gray colorway from Nerd Girl Yarns was so amazing I bought 5 skeins so…. matching hat to come? I think so. Ok, onto the knitting!

 

Please note: This pattern is available to view on the blog for free, if you would like a printable version, it is available for purchase in my Ravelry shop.

Seed Stitch Cowl

What you’ll need:

Yarn:

3 skeins (approx. 384yds / 351m) bulky yarn (I am using hand-dyed yarn from NerdGirlYarns.com, colorway: Eyes bright, chins up, smiles on)



Gauge:

4 sts. and 6 rows = 1” in seed stitch

Needles/Notions:

Us Size 10.5 (6.0mm) 24” (60cm) circular knitting needles

Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations:

CO – Cast On

K – Knit

P – Purl

BO – Bind Off

Begin Pattern:

CO 160 sts.

Join in the round and begin round 1.

Round 1: *K1, P1, rep. from * to end of round

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

 

Repeat roundss 1 & 2 until scarf width measures 12″ (30cm). Bind off and stay warm! I love a good seed stitch infinity scarf, don’t you? (Beware- your friends will want one too!)

 

For more patterns designed by yours truly, visit my pattern shop!

Faux Cable Cowl Knit & Purl

 

 

 

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Faux cable cowl free knitting pattern

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Wow. I’m still amazed by how much this pattern looks like cables. This was one of the most satisfying projects I’ve ever done and here’s why:

1. The pattern was easy to memorize (it’s just knits and purls!!)

2. I could knit this in front of the TV without looking at my knitting (the first time I’ve ever been able to do this)

3. I didn’t mess up once. (The first time this has ever happened.)

I’m so glad I discovered this stitch pattern on Knitting Unlimited! I can see turning this into a longer infinity scarf, fingerless gloves, maybe even a bag or pillow cover….

I think you’ll be addicted to this stitch pattern too as you knit through each row, you’ll start to see how deceptively simple it is. This cowl knitting pattern pairs nicely with a bold merlot, and your favorite binge-worthy show on Netflix.

Ready for the pattern?

Ok, ok, but first you will need:

Size 8US (5mm) 16″ (40cm) circular knitting needles

1 Skein Lion Brand Heartland

Co. 120 sts. & join in the round

In the round:

Rounds 1-4 : p2, k4 to end of round

Round 5: K2, *p2, k4, rep. from * until 4 sts. rem., p2, k2

Round 6: k2, p2, *k4, p2 rep from * until 2 sts. rem., k2

Round 7: Rep. row 5

Round 8: Rep. row 6

Rounds 9-12: k4, p2 to end of round

Rep. rows 1-12 until cowl measures about 12″ tall

Keep warm, and enjoy!

Easy Fingerless Gloves

(this post contains affiliate links to products I use and recommend to my readers.)

I’m currently working on a brand new website, full of brand new patterns, as well as an e-book! I’ve got my hands full of yarn and web designing, so it might be a little quiet on the blog for a while. These fingerless gloves should tide you over, but if you’re looking for more fun, you can always check out the patterns I have available!

 

Gauge:
5.5 sts./inch /7rows /inch


What you will need:
Worsted weight yarn, (I am using Martha Stewart Worsted Merino)
Sz. 7 DPN’s
Needle for weaving in ends

Yarn Recommendations:

 

Cast on 32 sts. Join in the round.

Row 1: K

Row 2: P

K in the round until glove measures about 5in. long (12.7cm)

Begin Thumb Gusset

K12, pm, M1, K1, M1, pm K until end of round
K to end of round
K to marker, sm, M1, K3, M1, sm, K to end of round
K to end of round
K to marker, sm, M1, K5, M1, sm, K to end of round
K to end of round
K to marker, sm, M1, K7, M1, sm, K to end of round
K to end of round
K to marker, sm, M1, K9, M1, sm, K to end of round
K to end of round
K to marker, sm, M1, K11, M1, sm, K to end of round
K to end of round
K to marker, sm, M1, K13, M1, sm, K to end of round
K to end of round


(repeat rows 1 more time for lg. size)

K12, transfer 13 sts. to stitch marker, K to end of round
K 10 rounds
P1 round


Bind Off

Finishing The Thumb
Transfer the 13 sts. on holder to 3 DPN’s and pick up 3 sts. between thumb and palm. Attach new ball of yarn and K 6 rounds.
P 1 Round
Bind Off


Weave in ends, block, and stay warm!

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I hope you enjoyed this pattern!

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Design Your Own Crescent Shawl Knitting Pattern

This shawl is my most popular pattern- and it’s no mystery why. It’s a pattern that puts you in the designer’s seat (without having to do all the math). You choose where to place your stripes and watch your short row shawl become a one of a kind work of art!

 Suggested yarn:


Slouchy Cabled Bauble Hat

Slouchy bauble hat knitting pattern www.margoknits.com
(this post contains affiliate links to products I use and recommend to my readers.)
 I created this pattern with baubles in mind. I love the look of the cables intermingling with the baubles in a seemingly random pattern. This pattern is really easy and entertaining to knit! You can make it slouchy like I did, or start the decreases sooner for a tighter fit. Buy the pattern and start knitting today!

 


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