Archives for scarves

Stacked Squares Scarf

Categories: Crochet.

  I recently tested a pattern for Amy of lovemademyhome.  It was a great little pattern to crochet and consisted of two rows, so once you remembered that you could crochet away while watching tv and not have to keep referring back to the pattern. I love having different scarves for the winter and this one was crocheted with a soft yarn and it will fit nicely under the collar of my winter coat.  The pattern that Amy made used 175 rows which made the scarf much longer than I wanted.  The joy of this pattern is you can make
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How to Fold a Mobius Scarf

Categories: Knitting.

A mobius scarf is a cowl with a twist. I’m calling my latest scarf … the majority scarf.  It was a lovely easy pattern to knit and I could watch tv and knit and even chat with my husband all at the same time.  I knitted the majority of it last Monday night while watching the election coverage when one majority government was ousted and one majority government was elected.  It was time for change Canada and it happened. Here is the progress at the start of the evening.  The pattern starts with 110 stitches and then each row is worked
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Get Those Scarves Out

Categories: Knitting.

  October arrived and so did the cooler weather.  It’s time for sweaters and scarves. Don’t let the chilly weather stop you for getting outside to enjoy the lovely Fall colours that are beginning to appear. Over the years I’ve knitted many scarves, lots for gifts and lots for me.  Here are a few of my favourites. This knitted neck warmer is perfect to wear under a jacket. This fishtail alpaca knitted scarf if so soft and cozy. Another lovely, soft, brown alpaca yarn scarf was made with the pattern called April Scarf and is a free download from Revelry. This one used a variegated sock
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Knitted Neck Warmer

Categories: Knitting.

  I love these neck warmer scarves. They are easy to knit on 2 needles and make up fairly quickly with a repeating pattern. I have never seen this pattern in print (but it must of been at one time) and I use a handwritten pattern that my mother in law gave me over 30 years ago. This is one that I knit with worsted weight yarn and 4.5 mm needles. Cast on 26 stitches. Row 1 – k8, p8, k1, *yf, k2tog* (4 times) yf, K1 Row 2 – k19, turn p8, K2 * yf, k2tog* (4 times) yf,
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The Need to Keep Warm

Categories: Knitting.

We have been experiencing bitterly cold weather … days when it has been -35 Celsius including the wind chill factor.  My collection of scarves, handmade, gifted, and purchased, has been put to very good use. I’ve also been knitting a new one called Fishtail Lace Scarf, a free pattern from Knit Picks, in my favourite colour of green. I’m using some gorgeous soft Alpaca yarn that I purchased when we visited the Amazing Graze Alpaca farm.  The yarn is spun right there at the farm and even labelled with the names of the alpacas … well the first 2 letters
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