Knitters notoriously underestimate how much time is needed to knit for everyone on their gift list. It seemed like a great idea to knit Christmas gifts for all your family and friends in July! If you find yourself a bit behind this December, think big yarn and big needles. Try this simple and stylish cowl that can be knit in a few hours. You can always make everyone socks next year!
Moebius Seed Scarf
2 100g skeins Misti Alpaca Chunky
Size 17 needles
Holding two strands of yarn together, cast on 18 stitches
Row 1. *k1, p1; repeat from * to end.
Row 2. *p1, k1; repeat from * to end.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 24”.
Bind off in pattern.
Seam short ends together twisting one end before joining to make scarf a moebius.
Pattern inspired by Nina at Nina Yarn Shop in Chicago, Illinois.
After many requests from faithful knitters, I have opened a pattern store on my website. I have many of my favorite designs offered including patterns for socks, hats, mittens and more. I also have several free downloads as a thank you for all your support.
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Rediscover the simple beauty of the knit and purl stitch as you work this top down sock. The brick inspired design paves the way to a sturdy and comfortable garter stitch short row heel. This easy heel is perfect for first time short row knitters. Check out the video instructions for this heel on the video lessons link.
This sock debuted as Mystery Sock #17 in September 2009 and knit with Spud and Chloe fingering weight yarn.
Just one stitch will cause your sock to “lean” to the left or the right. Make one of each and you have a pair of politically correct socks. This top down sock starts with a unique bobble row and spirals on down to an easy short row heel. Everyone votes for this sock!
Knit with Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock and revealed in September, 2008.
What started as a way to use my leftover sock yarn has turned into a mini-sensation! My tights, Sock Opus, are featured in the current Knitter’s Magazine modeling Peek-a-Boots. The tights were also seen in the fashion show at Stitches and as one of the top patterns on Ravelry this week. The pattern includes instructions for making tights, calf or knee socks using sock yarn remnants. They are worked from the toe up and use expert shaping and striping for a one-of-a-kind creation. My tights stripe randomly and no yarn was repeated. Each stripe allows me to fondly recall its project and the lucky recipient. Knit your own sock history today with Sock Opus found in the Pattern Store.
I am so excited to share my Sock Opus pattern with you! I began the tights odyssey several years ago after being inspired by Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Nether Garments. Using leftover fingering weight yarn and modern sock knitting techniques, I cast on for my tights. Each stripe is from a sock yarn I have used and no yarn is repeated. I can name each yarn and which sock I knit with that yarn. The tights are mostly plain stockinette interrupted now and then with some shaping. The easy design makes for perfect tv watching, group knitting or a delightful stress-relief.
The pattern includes instructions for Women’s Small, Medium and Large but can easily be customized for virtually any size. Make calf socks, knee socks or dare to go on to tights. Sock Opus is knit two at a time from the toe up using the Magic Loop or two circ method. Start knitting your own sock history today!
My daughter requested this season’s must have accessory and I was most happy to oblige! The infinity scarf may be worn doubled as an accent piece (as shown) or tripled for cozy warmth with a coat. Knit this simple pattern with one skein of Zauberball fingering weight yarn and watch the stripes move from one fun color to another. You’ll find this pattern at my Pattern Store as a FREE download. I hope you have as much fun knitting it as I did!
Look at the beauties that can grow from your leftover yarn! Use any yarn and needle size to mix and match with the 3 sizes and the possibilities are endless. Add the flowers to your next knitting project or attach a pin and wear as a stylish accessory.
Yarn Blossom is available as a FREE download at my Pattern Store. The Pattern Store may be accessed from the home page or by clicking “Pattern Store” at the top of this page. Once inside the Pattern Store, look for my logo alerting you to free patterns. Happy knitting!