Yoli Loop

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Dec 242014
 
Yoli Loop

My gift to you on December 24, this pattern is free with the code HOLIDAY until midnight on Christmas Eve, US Eastern time. Thank you for a wonderful year, and wishing you joy and peace. Diagonal mesh and simple garter edges run the length of this long and narrow infinity loop. Yoli Loop begins with a provisional cast on and is worked in one piece to the end, then grafted. Wear it looped as many times as you like; the reversible stitch pattern looks great from both sides. Easily customizable in length and width, the Yoli Loop can be adapted to any amount of yardage. Techniques & Skills Used: provisional CO, knit, easy lace, grafting; this pattern includes a link to my grafting tutorials. Size: 92” circumference and 4.5” width; customizable for varying amounts of yardage, see Designer’s Notes. Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino (51% silk, 49% merino wool, 150 yards); 2 skeins, shown in Green Grey. The sample used all 300 yards. Other Materials: US 7 (4.5mm) needle, or size to match gauge; Stitch . . .

Fish Moderne Scarf

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Jan 302014
 
Fish Moderne Scarf

Modern fishermen and women need to look stylish and stay warm when trolling about in winter. The fully reversible Fish Moderne scarf is worked in heavily textured Mistake and Twisted Rib, framing a wide ribbed cable. The generous length can be wrapped easily, while the thick and cozy fabric keeps out wind and weather. This scarf is a companion to the Fish Moderne Hat; purchase either one and automatically save 50% on the other! Techniques & Skills Used: Cable CO, knit/purl, twisted stitches, cables; this pattern is both written and charted. Size: one size; 8” wide and 68” long, after gentle blocking. Yarn: Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool (100% wool; 478 yards/250g), shown in 8010; 1 skein. Sample used about 460 yards of heavy aran weight yarn. Other Materials: US 10 (6mm) needles, or size to match gauge; Stitch markers (2); Cable needle; Yarn needle. Gauge: 21 st and 18 rows/4” in scarf pattern, after gentle blocking. One cable repeat is 3.5” tall and 3” wide. The ribbed cable and Mistake Rib compress the scarf fabric . . .

Folderol-over-and-over-again

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Oct 282013
 
Folderol-over-and-over-again

I promised another indie re-release of a design initially published in a magazine, and since it’s getting chilly, what’s better than a soft and warm tucked wrap made with worsted merino? The individual pattern download features a link to my video tutorial for the tuck stitch, and expanded notes and photos, all presented in my user- and printer-friendly format. Folderol means foolish nonsense, but this worsted crescent shawl is no trifle; the cozy wrap is made extra thick and warm with triple folds, curved gently with short rows, and finished neatly with applied I-cord. Knit from the bottom up and given texture and shape with tucks and decreases, Folderol is completely reversible and absolutely worthy. Techniques & Skills Used: knit/purl, tucks/picking up stitches, short rows, decreasing, cable & provisional CO, applied I-cord.Size: one size, 58” from end to end, and 10” deep. Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted (100% Merino) 210 yards/100g; 3 skeins shown in Tuareg. The sample used approximately 525 yards. Other Materials: US 9 (5.5mm) 47” circular needle; US 7 (4.5mm) 47” circular . . .

Oct 272013
 
Roam Cowl Redux

Exciting stuff is shaping up for holiday pattern sales, which I’ll talk about later this week. In the meantime, I’ve been motivated to re-release independently some of the designs I’ve had published in magazines, and for which the rights have reverted to me. First up is the Roam Cowl, featuring the reversible Roman Stripe lace stitch pattern. Using a moebius cast on, this infinity scarf is knit outward from the cast on edge, which becomes the middle of the cowl, until the outside edge is reached and bound off. Long rounds are balanced by a simple 7 row repeat that looks beautiful from both sides and lends itself to the infinity structure. Roam around anywhere in this luxury infinity cowl! Techniques & Skills Used: moebius CO, knitting in the round, lace. Size: 46” circumference and 10” height. Yarn: String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn & Fiber Caper Sock (80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 400 yards/113g); 1 skein, shown in Oban. Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) 40” circular needle or size to match gauge; Stitch markers . . .

Very Chic Scarf

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Sep 262011
 
Very Chic Scarf

Part of the Very Chic series, this scarf features elongated cables, made extra fluid by dropping stitches between select cables. The result is a soft and drapey skinny scarf that naturally curls slightly inward, making an attractive and wrappable semi-tube that’s fun to knit and pretty to wear. Techniques & Skills Used: knit/purl, cables, dropped stitches; this pattern includes both a chart and written instructions. Size: 5” wide and 80” long, after gentle blocking. Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Worsted (100% Merino Wool; 210 yards/100g); 2 skeins, shown in Violetas. Other Materials: US 9 (5.5mm) needles; Stitch Markers (3); Cable needle; Yarn needle; Crochet hook (any size) to help with raveling. Gauge: 16 st and 20 rows/4” in stockinette stitch; one cable is approximately 2.5” wide. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished scarf, and different yardage requirements. See it on Ravelry, to read more or purchase the pattern.