Posts Tagged 'scarf'

Seascape

I finished Seascape a while ago, but I hadn’t had a chance to take any pictures.  I finally found some time, and some sunshine.

The finished dimensions came in at 10.5″ x 88″, leading to a pretty respectable scarf.  The edges seem to curl in a little bit, even after blocking, but I rather like the effect that it creates.

Before blocking:

During blocking (I really need to get some blocking wires if I’m going to continue lace knitting!):

And a few more shots of the finished scarf:

This is going to be the perfect scarf in the fall.  It is really soft, but pretty thin so it won’t be too warm.

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Man Scarf

This scarf was crocheted for my uncle out of a nice soft 100% wool yarn, worsted weight with a size H hook.  I thought gray was a pretty manly color, and I tried to keep the stitch pattern pretty basic.  A close-up:

I love symmetry!  I made this up as I went along, but it is basically a combination of single and triple crochet worked the long way.  The scarf is about 5 feet long (it’s for a very tall man!) and maybe 5 inches wide, so pretty thin (so it won’t get to bulky).

Free Pattern: Garter Snake Scarf

As promised, here is the finished garter snake scarf, with pattern so you can make your own!

Finished Measurements

Width: 4.5 inches
Length: 40 inches (variable)

Materials

Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Solid in Sage Green (~120 yds)
Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Solid in Hot Green (~120 yds)
Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Solid in Red (small amount)
Size US7 needles
2 black buttons
Tapestry needle
Needle and thread

Gauge

17 sts/32 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

Pattern notes

Work the pattern with two colors at once, using each color to complete 2 rows before switching. The colors get carried up the side of the scarf and are hardly noticeable. (So, R1 and R2 worked in hot green, R3 and R4 worked in sage green, etc.)

Also, button eyes are probably not best for very small children. Embroidering on eyes with black yarn is probably a better choice if choking could be a concern.

Pattern

CO 2 sts
R1: K
R2-R20: k1fb, k to end

Work in garter stitch to 32 inches or desired length

Head Shaping:
R1-R8: k to end, CO 2
R8-R14: k all sts
R14: k to last 2 sts, k2tog
Repeat R14 until only 2 sts remain
BO 2 sts. Weave in ends.

Cut 6 lengths of red yarn ~15 inches long. Thread through a tapestry needle and though the bind of row. Pull yarn through until it is doubled. Holding two strands together, braid yarn for ~1.5 inches. Separate strands and make 2 braids ~2 inches long of 3 strands each to create the fork in the snake’s tongue. Knot and cut ends.

Attach button eyes.

**Please only use this pattern for your personal use and do not sell any scarves made from this pattern. Feel free to link to it, and to share pictures of your own scarves!

Here is a pdf version of this pattern for easy printing: garter-snake-scarf

Snake Scarf – Teaser

I really wanted to post the finished scarf and the pattern for this snake scarf today, but last night I broke my camera (while trying to fix my camera).  It was only a matter of time, I mean, I did drop it while in a cave a few months ago, and I’ve fixed it myself once before.  So, the finished scarf will have to wait until after the weekend when I can borrow a camera to take some pictures.  But, I thought I would give you an idea of what it’s like.  Green, snake-y and scarf-y.  It’s pretty awesome!  Come back on Monday for the pattern (which gets more interesting than what’s in this picture, I promise!)!!


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