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I have been taking the time to work in some knitting. It has seriously been keeping me sane this month. July is always crazy busy for us and totally makes me lose my mind.
Basically I’m Bobby on repeat…
Thank the gods for knitting!
In an attempt to improve my knitting skills and give you guys some more ideas of what to make with my hand dyed yarn, I’m knitting something I’ve never knit before. Even though you can’t really tell in the pic, this scarf/shawlette has a little bit of lace to it.
The patter is called Gallatin Scarf. It is free and you can find it here.
It is fairly easy to work up, but I’ve had to make a slight adjustment to the directions, just so they make sense to me.
The pattern has you cast on 4 new stitches at the beginning of each row. This made no sense to me. Maybe it was my cast on method. I don’t know. So I’ve been casting on at the end of each row and then turning, knitting across the 4 new stitches and on with the rest of the directions for the row. This hasn’t messed up the stitch count and from what I can tell by the pattern pics, mine looks the same.
I’m knitting using colorway Planet Midnight on 100% Merino SW worsted weight. I do like the way it is working up. I don’t wear shawls or scarves or neck touching things, so if no one claims it, it will be in the shop. I think it is going to come out really well.
This one is crocheted using 2 colors of yarn. I chose Nothing As Black As My Heart & a deep purple that I had dyed before launching my biz.
The colors blend and create subtle stripes. Each skein had a little left over when I was done. I used Front Post Double Crochet & Back Post Double Crochet to create the ribbed design.
How to crochet your own:
1-2 skeins of worsted weight yarn. 1 skein for a cowl. 2 for an infinity scarf.
J/6mm crochet hook
Slip Stich (SS)
Half Double Crochet (HDC)
Front Post Treble Crochet (FPDC)
Back Post Treble Crochet (FPDC)
Decide how big you want your cowl/ infinity scarf. I made mine so it would hang just past my belly button. This way it was long enough to twist and loop around my neck twice without choking me to death. You can make yours longer or shorter.
With color A, chain an odd number of stitches that give you the length you want.
Slip stitch ends of chain together to form a loop.
Round 1: Chain 2, HDC in each stitch around, SS into beginning chain 2.
Round 2: Chain 2, *FPDC around HDC in round below, BPDC around HDC in round below*, repeat between * to end, SS to join round
Repeat round 2 until you reach your desired width.
Repeat round 1 and finish off.
Here is a vid to help you with the FPDC & BPDC
Let me know if you have any questions.
If you don’t see the color of yarn you want in the shop, hit me up. I can dye it for you.
I know, I know, It’s all orange-y and black-ish. But I didn’t purposely set out to create a Halloween inspired colorway.
This colorway is actually Dean Winchester inspired. I call it Like A Dean Outta Hell.
Think inky black demon eyes and hell fire, not candy corn and sugar crazed children.
I only dyed 1 skein and then used that entire skein to knit this scarf.
It is 6×56 inches of soft warmness.
The yarn is 100% Merino superwash wool in bulky weight. This will keep you warm when Frost Giants try once again to take over Earth.
Want to knit your own gorram scarf?
8oz/215(ish)yrds of bulky weight yarn (more if you want it longer than 56 inches)
10.5 straight needles
dbl dec = Double decrease: sl next 2 sts as if to knit, k1, pass 2 sl sts over.
dbl inc = Double increase: (k1, yo, k1) into st.
Cast on 27 sts
Row 1 (RS): K1, k2tog, * k4, dbl inc, k4, dbl dec; rep from * to last 3 sts, ssk, k1.
Row 2: Purl
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until desired length is reached. Bind off & weave in ends.
This pattern creates a chevron design.
Doesn’t my daughter looking fucking impressed to be wearing a warm thick scarf in the middle of summer? The kids hate putting on things I need pics of . But that’s why knitters have kids right? lol.