Monday, September 18

Blast Off Scarf to knit





Blast Off with a rocket ship shaped scarf with chevron detailing. The design begins with a few stitches to form a point and grows until it is as wide as you like. Work even until you run out of yarn or add a flare when your yarn ball is getting smaller. I've folded the scarf up a bit in the picture above so you can see both ends.


This design really shows off yarns with long color runs. It is knit in garter stitch and shaped with easy increases and decreases. The more yarn you have the longer your scarf will be. Use any weight of yarn by changing the needle size to suit the yarn. No blocking required!

244 yards of light worsted weight yarn and size 7 knitting needles produced, after washing and laying out flat to dry, a scarf measuring 60” long x 6.5” wide. I used 2 skeins of Classic Elite Liberty Wool for the pictureds scarf. The three page pattern has written instructions and help to figure out how much yarn to save back for the flare and bind off.

Regular price will be $4.00.

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Wednesday, September 13

Echoing Waves Scarf to knit




Introducing my Echoing Waves Scarf. This chevron shaped scarf starts with a few stitches and uses a stitch pattern that creates textured lines across the face of the scarf. It’s easy to knit with only one purl row out of every 4 rows knitted. Carefully placed increases and decreases give the scarf its shape as it grows. Make it as small or large as you like and use any weight of yarn by choosing a needle size to compliment that yarn. 150-200 yards should give you a nice size scarf and 500-600 for a shawl size. No blocking required. The scarf should be washed and laid out flat to dry on a flat surface to relax the stitches.

The pictured scarf was made with one skein of Tahki Yarns Tandem (107 yards Aran weight) with size 9 (5.5 mm) knitting needles. Finished size after washing and laying it out flat to dry is: 27" along center x 20" along last row. This made a shorter summer scarf. You'll need more yardage for a longer scarf.

The three page pattern sells for $4.00 in my Ravelry pattern store.

Thursday, September 7

Mai Tai Scarf - bet you can't knit just one!


Mai Tai Scarf is a cute, little crescent scarf that knits up fast on big needles using novelty yarn. No short rows! Makes a nice little scarf to dress up a simple top, blouse, or dress. The pattern is super easy to knit and a great one to use for gifts or holiday bazaars. Dig out those single balls of bulky weight novelty yarn hiding in your stash and a pair or size 11 (8 mm) knitting needles, cast on and knit until you only have enough yarn to bind off. A 54 yard skein of Sensations Radiance (a 3 strand yarn of eyelash, railroad, and smooth) made a scarf that is 40” wide x 4” deep. Here's a picture of what it looks like laid out flat.

Price for the two page pattern is $3.00 in my Ravelry pattern store.

Sunday, May 28

Balancing Act Shawl to crochet




Balancing Act is a crocheted shawl with a unique sail shape. Increases, decreases and the use of different height stitches create this shape. The shawl has a simple two row repeat that can be worked until you run out of yarn.

This is a one skein wonder project that can be made with a 400 yard skein of sock yarn and a size G (4 mm) crochet hook. It’s easy to make larger if you have more yarn or substitute a different weight of yarn with a hook size that works with that yarn.

Blocked size of blue shawl is 54” neckline x 47” last row x 66” lower edge. It looks great in a solid color, a tone-on-tone yarn, or a yarn with a long color run. 

The three page pattern has written instructions and a crochet chart for $5.00. Buy it through my Ravelry pattern store.

Thursday, May 18

Rocking the Curve Shawlette to crochet



Rocking the Curve is an easy to crochet shawlette shaped with increases, decreases, and different height stitches. The simple two row repeat can be worked until you run out of yarn. Though the pattern is written for sport weight yarn with a size G crochet hook, it can be made with any weight of yarn by changing the hook size to suit the yarn. Blocked size with 328 yards of sport weight yarn was 51” down the center x 28” along the last row worked.


The more yarn you have, the larger your shawl will be. The three page pattern includes written instructions and a crochet chart. Price after the sale will be $4.00. Find it in my Ravelry pattern store.

Wednesday, May 10

Skyrocket Scarf -- a crochet pattern




Blast off with Skyrocket, a rocket shaped scarf that is quick-to-hook using fingering/sock weight yarn and a size G crochet hook. A simple two row repeat with increases and decreases form the shape of the scarf. I used one skein of Lang Yarns Mille Colori Baby (208 yards) to make the pictured scarf.

 The scarf washed and laid flat to dry measured 33” down the center x 16” along the last row. You can add a tassel to the starting tip or a pretty button near any point and button through the stitches.

This versatile pattern can be made any size, with any weight of yarn by choosing a hook size to suit the yarn you choose. The three page pattern includes written instructions and a crochet chart sells for $4.00 in my Ravelry pattern store.


Wednesday, April 26

Going to Seed Shawl to crochet





Going to Seed is a generous half circle shawl that fits well around the shoulders. Ten sections create the body shape that finishes with a diamond border. The body is a breeze to work with the border being a little more challenging. 

The pattern is written for 459 yards of fingering/sock weight yarn and a size G hook for a shawl that blocked to 47” neckline edge x 16.5” long.

Make it any size you wish with any yarn weight you like by choosing a hook size that will work for that yarn. Save one-third of your yarn back for the border or use another color for the border.

The five page pattern includes written instructions and a crochet chart sells for $5.00. You can buy the pattern through my Ravelry pattern store.