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!
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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!
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:
How to sew a seam
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
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
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.
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.
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)
Lion Brand Thick n’ Quick
CO: Cast on
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)
cn: cable needle
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!
One of the things I love about crochet is the ability to create a long chain and crochet all the way across. I wanted a scarf that was high-fashion, yet inexpensive and easy to make, ridiculously long, and dramatic. I came up with this very simple pattern that works for worsted weight yarn- and love the results! It’s a great T.V. crochet project, with it’s long rows, and simple stitches. It is also surprisingly quick to make since you only turn your work 8 times! The scarf wraps around 3 times, and is still dramatically long!
Yarn Used In This Pattern:
Dc: Double Crochet
Tr: Treble crochet (U.S.) (triple crochet)
1. Dc in 4th ch from hook and each remaining chain. Ch 4, Turn
2. Tr in 1st dc, and each remaining dc. Ch 2, turn
3. Dc in 1st tr and each remaining tr.
4. Ch 2, turn. Dc in 1st 2 dc, *3dc into nect dc, sk2, 3dc into next dc ; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, dc last 2 sts.
5. Ch 2, turn. Dc in 1st dc and each remaining dc.
6. Ch 4, turn. Tr in 1st dc, and each remaining dc. Ch 2, turn.
7. Ch 2, turn. Dc in 1st tc and each remaining tc.
8. Rep. Row 4
9. Rep. Row 5
Chain 1, and pull yarn out of loop. Weave in ends.