Thursday, October 30, 2014

Textured November Infinity Scarf | Free Pattern



About the Textured November Infinity Scarf: 
The 'Textured November Infinity Scarf' is a thick, textured cowl style circle scarf that will keep you warm from fall through winter. Simply drape it around your neck and over a t-shirt for an effortless style, or wear it as an extra layer for your fall and winter outfits. The scarf is large enough so you can fold over the top or bottom edge of the scarf to create a more layered look. 
This scarf is simply the fisherman's rib knit with straight needles with the two ends joined together. It's a great project for beginner knitters. Watch the video tutorial of how to knit the fisherman's rib here.  My scarf ended up being 30 inches in circumference & 12 inches in width. I decided to go with a neutral grey so I could easily pair it with a variety of pieces from my closet. Use whichever color your heart desires!

Materials I Used:
- 14'' US size 11 straight needles
- Bernat Chunky Yarn, (color: true grey)*
* If you cannot find the Bernat Chunky Yarn in the color you like, you may use any yarn that is weight category 6 and calls for a US size 11 needle. I knit from the 'Bernat big ball yarn' and used about 3/4 of the skein (~300 yards). The amount of yarn you need will depend on how tight/loose you want your scarf to hang around your neck. 

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Money saving tip: If you decide to purchase your materials online, don't forget to shop through a cash back link. I most commonly shop through my Discover credit card cash back program or ebates. Ebates offers up to 4% cash back for Amazon.com purchases (depending on the item category). You can sign up for ebates here; it's super easy & quick.
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The November Textured Infinity Scarf Pattern:
[ If new to knitting, watch a video about how to follow knitting patterns here ]
Using 14'' US 11 straight needles, cast on 35 stitches

Row 1:  K1, *P1, K1*
Row 2:  P1, *K1b, P1* 
Row 3:  K1, *P1, K1b* last 2 stitches P1, K1

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until desired length*. Bind off, join the two ends together, then weave in the ends.
*I knit until my piece measured 30 inches in length. You can test the length by wrapping your work around your neck carefully with your work still on the needles. 



Abbreviations Used:
K1 = knit 1 stitch
P1 = purl 1 stitch
K1b = knit one stitch below




More photos:
I used about half of this huge ball of yarn! :P

I've always liked styling a chunky infinity scarf against a plain white t-shirt.


You can't go wrong with a thick & cozy infinity scarf over a light denim button down.


2 shades of grey


///  Happy Knitting!  ///

Saturday, October 4, 2014

How To Knit the Fisherman's Rib



The fisherman's rib is a beautiful reversible pattern that looks almost identical to the "brioche" stitch; the two stitches have different patterns, but end up looking very similar once worked up. This stitch is pretty much the cousin of the rib stitch: looking like a wide/stretched out version of the 1x1 rib. It's a great pattern for scarves since it's thick, has a lot of horizontal stretch, and the pattern is reversible. The edges don't curl in and will lay flat, which is nice since this means you don't have to block your piece of work.


To knit the fisherman's rib:

Cast on an odd number of stitches.
ROW 1: K1, *P1,K1*
ROW 2: P1, *K1B, P1*
ROW 3: K1, *P1, K1B* until the last 2 stitches, then P1, K1


Repeat row 2 and 3 until desired length or next part of pattern. 


Abbreviations:
K1 = knit one stitch

P1 = purl one stitch
K1B = knit one below

I initially had some trouble learning this stitch because I was getting confused with the K1B (knit one below) stitch. The video tutorials I watched either went super fast, had poor lighting, or they just didn't zoom in close enough to show which loop to go through for the K1B. So I decided to create a video tutorial on how to knit the fisherman's rib where I go through the stitches slowly and repeat the instructions multiple times. I hope this will help some of you learn the fisherman's rib! The stitch is very easy once you get the hang of it. Happy knitting!


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Money saving tip: If you decide to purchase your materials online, don't forget to shop through a cash back link. I most commonly shop through my Discover credit card cash back program or ebates. Ebates offers up to 4% cash back on amazon.com purchases (depending on which category you shop from). You can sign up for ebates here; it's super easy and quick.
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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Acai Infinity Circle Scarf [free knitting pattern]



About the Acai Infinity Circle Scarf: 
The name of this scarf was inspired by the color yarn I chose to use for this project; although it's referred to as 'grape', the color personally reminds me of Acai berries.  The entire scarf is just a 1x1 ribbed pattern, which can simply be completed with the knit and the purl stitch (watch the knit stitch 'how to' tutorial herepurl stitch tutorial here).  I chose to use straight needles to create a long rectangular shape (like a regular traditional scarf), then just join the two ends together. Using one full skein (256 yds), the final measurements of my scarf ended up having a circumference of 44 inches and width of 5.75 inches.


Materials I Used:
- US size 9 (5.5 mm) straight needles
- Red Heart Soft Yarn (color: grape 3729); 1 skein (256 yards)
  (this yarn recommends using US size 8 needles, but I chose to use size 9 for a more "loose" knit)

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Money saving tip: If you decide to purchase your materials online, don't forget to shop through a cash back link. I most commonly shop through my Discover credit card cash back program or ebates. Ebates offers up to 4% cash back on amazon.com purchases (depending on the item category). You can sign up for ebates here; it's super easy & quick.
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The Acai Infinity Circle Scarf Pattern:
[ If new to knitting, watch a video about how to follow knitting patterns here ]
Using US 9 straight needles, cast on 40 stitches.

Row 1: *K1, P1*

Keep repeating this pattern for each row until desired length. 
I used the entire skein, which was a little over 200 rows.
Bind off.


Abbreviations Used:
K1= knit 1 stitch
P1 = purl 1 stitch


More photos:






Using straight needles, I created this piece.
Join/weave two ends together to create a circle/infinity scarf.


A close-up of the 1x1 rib


<  H A P P Y  K N I T T I N G !  >

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Quick Knit Cowl Neck Warmer | free knitting pattern



About the Quick Knit Cowl / Neck Warmer: 
This cowl/neck warmer is a must have for the winter! Not only is it made with chunky/thick yarn, but it can be folded over to provide double the warmth. This is a very quick knit and perfect for beginner knitters. The entire scarf consists of a 1x1 ribbed pattern which can be completed with the simple knit and purl stitches (watch the knit stitch 'how to' tutorial herepurl stitch tutorial here).  My scarf ended up being about 22 inches in circumference & about 9.5 inches in width. I chose to use a bold red color to contrast the (at times) dreary winter days.


Materials I Used:
- 16'' US size 15 circular needles
- Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn (color: cranberry); 1 skein (108 yards)



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Money saving tip: If you decide to purchase your materials online, don't forget to shop through a cash back link. I most commonly shop through my Discover credit card cash back program or ebates. Ebates offers up to 4% cash back for Amazon.com purchases (depending on the item category). You can sign up for ebates here; it's super easy & quick.
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The Quick Knit Cowl Neck Warmer Pattern:
[ If new to knitting, watch a video about how to follow knitting patterns here ]
Using 16'' US 15 circular needles, cast on 60 stitches in the round.

Round 1: *K1,P1*

Keep knitting in the round until desired width. (I went on for ~27 rounds.)
Bind off.


Abbreviations Used:
K1= knit 1 stitch
P1 = purl 1 stitch




More photos:



 

Happy Knitting!

Monday, December 10, 2012

December Seed Stitch Infinity Circle Scarf [ free knitting pattern ]



About the December Seed Stitch Infinity Circle Scarf: 
I love infinity circle scarves and I also love knitting with chunky yarn -- so this is probably one of my favorite projects thus far! I decided to go with the seed stitch to give the scarf a textured pattern. This is a great scarf pattern for beginner knitters since it is not only easy/quick to knit with chunky yarn, but the seed stitch can be knit up with just two basic stitches: knit and purl (watch the knit stitch 'how to' tutorial here, and the purl stitch tutorial here).
My scarf ended up being about 48 inches in circumference and 6 inches in width, thus allowing it to comfortably wrap around twice and provide ultimate warmth during the winter months.


Materials I Used:
- 36'' US size 15 circular needles
- Lion Brand Hometown USA (color: Dallas Grey);  ~2 skeins (~160 yards)
By the way, Lion Brand's Hometown USA is my all-time favorite yarn because it's chunky & extremely soft!





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The December Seed Stitch Infinity Circle Scarf Pattern:
[ If new to knitting, watch a video about how to follow knitting patterns here ]

Using 36'' US 15 circular needles, cast on 100 stitches in the round.

Round 1: *K1,P1*
Round 2: *P1, K1*
Keep knitting in the round until desired width. (I went on for 21 rounds.)
Bind off.


Abbreviations Used:
K1= knit 1 stitch
P1 = purl 1 stitch


More photos:








If you try this pattern out, please tweet or instagram a picture of it to me!
I'd love to see what colors you all chose to use : )
twitter: L_LIN // instagram: L_LIN

Happy Knitting!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Autumn Infinity Circle Scarf (free pattern)



About the Autumn Infinity Circle Scarf: 
Circle scarves are not only fashionable, but undeniably warm and cozy! This scarf has a simple ribbed pattern that can be knit up with just two stitches: knit and purl (watch the knit stitch 'how to' tutorial here, and the purl stitch tutorial here).  The yarn I chose to use is a beautiful earth-tone brown, thus, I decided to call this the "Autumn Infinity Circle Scarf".  My scarf ended up being about 52 inches in circumference, making it long enough to wrap around twice for some extra warmth ;).


Materials I Used:
- Bernat Satin  (color: sable); 1.5 skeins (~250 yards)
- 36'' circular needles US size 9




The Autumn Infinity Circle Scarf Pattern:
[ If new to knitting, watch a video about how to follow knitting patterns here ]
Using 36'' US 9 circular needles, cast on 260 stitches.
For each round: *K2, P2*
Keep knitting in the round until desired size. I went on for 35 rounds.
Bind off.



Abbreviations used in this pattern:
K2= knit two stitches
P2 = purl two stitches




Have fun and send me pictures if you decide to give this pattern a try!


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Happy Knitting!