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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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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

or

Slouchy Cabled Bauble Hat

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!

 




 

Triangle Stitch Sunglass Case Free Knitting Pattern

Triangle Stitch Sunglass Case Free Knitting Pattern

Oh summer knitting. After knitting a few shawls, I just wanted a short and chic project. So I created this sunglass case to keep my sunglasses safe in my purse!

 

You will need to know:
Knit
Purl
How to sew a seam

 

Matierals:
Martha Stewart Merino Yarn (1 skein= approx 120 yds) (colorway: peacock)
-Or any worsted medium weight yarn
Size 7 knitting needles
Darning needle for weaving ends and sewing seams

 

Begin Pattern:

 

Co 20 sts.

 

1. K5 *K9, P1, rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
2. K5 *K2, P8 rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
3. K5, *K7, P3 rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
4. K5*K4, P6 rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
5. K5*K5 P5 rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
6. K5 *K6, P4 rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
7. K5 *K3, P7, rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
8. K5 *K8, P2, rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
9. K5 *K1, P9 rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5

 

10. K5, *P9, K1  rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
11. K5, *P2, K8  rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
12. K5, *P7, K3  rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
13. K5, P4, K6  rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
14. K5 *P5, K5  rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
15. K5 *P6, K4  rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
16. K5 *P3, K7  rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
17. K5 *P8, K2  rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
18. K5 *P1, K9  rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5

 

Repeat rows 1-18 3 times

 

Begin Back

 

Knit until piece measures 12” flat.
Bind off and sew the side seams together.
Wet and block to get a flatter look to the stitches.

 

Cable Crown Super Bulky Headband

Cable Crown Super Bulky Headband

I call this one the “crown headband” because it’s so big, it kind of looks like a crown. Kind of a winter interpretation of the flower crown trend. It’s a really simple pattern, and is a great way to practice cables! I get compliments on mine a lot, and am currently knitting some in other colors as gifts (for myself).

Note: This pattern starts with a provisional cast on with waste yarn, and is finished with a 3 needle bind off. If you prefer to just sew the seams together at the end, then just cast normally with your working yarn.

 
Materials:
Us Size 13 knitting needles
Cable needle or DPN
Darning needle for sewing seams and/or weaving in ends
waste yarn (you can just use some yarn from the skein of hometown USA, or use a contrasing color super bulky yarn to make it easier to see)

YARN SUGGESTIONS:

Lion Brand Thick n’ Quick

Abbreviations:
CO: Cast on
K: knit
P: purl
C6F: Cable 6 front (sl next 3 stitches to CN & hold in front, k 3, k3 from CN)
C6B: Cable 6 back (sl next 3 stitches onto cn & hold in back, k3, k3 from cn)
sl: slip
sts: stitches
cn: cable needle
Pattern:
Provisional cast on 11 stitches with waste yarn, or if you prefer not to use the provisional cast on method, just cast on your stitches as normal, and you will sew your seam together at the end.
Row 1: K11
Row 2: k1 P9 K1
Row 3: k1 C6F (sl next 3 stitches to CN & hold in front, k 3, k3 from CN), k4
Row 4: k1 p9 k1
Row 5: k 11
Row 6: k1, p9, k1
Row 7: k4,C6B (sl next 3 stitches onto cn & hold in back, k3, k3 from cn), k1
Row 8: k1, p9, k1
Repeat rows 1-8 until desired length- (about 18-19 ” is good for a 20-21″ head, this headband will stretch when worn a couple times. )
Remove waste yarn, and place stitches on needle. Use 3 needle bind off to seam headband. You can watch a great video on how to do a 3 needle bind off here.  If you chose not to use the provisional cast on, then just sew the seams together.
 Weave in ends and enjoy your crown, you’ve earned it!

 


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