Archives for scarves

The Lacy Scarf

Categories: Knitting.

I recently finished this lovely lacy scarf pattern. This was a free pattern from The Robbins Nest in Brighton, Ontario which was one of the stores participating in the South Eastern Ontario yarn crawl this past spring. The yarn was lovely and soft, diamond SELECT Indus Valley in shades of mauve and teal. I had started this pattern in late May and even through it was an easy two row pattern to remember I was only knitting a few rows at a time as I needed a laser treatment to clear a cloudy lens so work was limited. Once that
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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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Circulars Go Round and Round

Categories: Knitting and Organization.

Do you use circular needs for your larger knitting?  They are great for afghans and large items.  But one of the problems is that they are always curled round and round after being stored in the holders they come in. I recently started a new knitting project of a scarf out of some lovely soft alpaca yarn and it called for circular needles.  So I got out my holder for all the circular needles that I made awhile ago, chose the size I needed only to find it coiled tightly as I hadn’t used it for ages. Here is the circular
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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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