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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!

 

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