Lacy Waves Scarf

2015_04_01-03aLacy Waves Scarf

This is a reprint of a pattern from The Running Yarn.  She used Caron Simply Soft yarn [100% acrylic; worsted weight 4ply; 315 yd per 170g skein] on US #11/8.0 mm needles.

CO 40 st.
Row 1: k2, *(k2tog) x 3, (yo, k1) x 6, (k2tog) x 6, (yo, k1) x 6,(k2tog) x 3, (yo, k1) x 6, (k2tog) x 3, k2.
Row 2: k2, p to last two stitches, k2.
Repeat these two rows until the scarf is 6 feet long, or however long you want it.
BO stitches.

Yarn Bowls

IMG_2045Today I got the lidded yarn bowl I ordered from Sommerville Pottery and it is just perfect!  I have to say  I am quite particular about what I want in a yarn bowl.  Since there don’t seem to be any yarn bowls out there with sides that curve like parentheses, which keeps the ball of yarn from jumping out of the bowl if you give the yarn a good hard yank, the next best design, IMHO, is one with a lid, and this is the best lidded one I’ve found.  I have seen lidded yarn bowls (and have one ) that only have holes in the lid (also useful for sticking straight needles into to hold a project), but if you use one of the holes to feed your yarn through and you want to change to another project, you have to cut the yarn.  However, the lid of this yarn bowl has two notches, which also makes it perfect for either two-color work or double stranded work.  It’s a large bowl, a little over 5 inches deep and 9-1/2 inches wide at the lip.  The lid adds another 1-1/2 inches of height to the area inside the bowl.  It will easily hold more than one ball of yarn.  It may seem a little pricy,  but you get what you pay for and this is a substantial and well made piece of pottery.IMG_2046  It even comes with those little rubber disks that stick onto the bottom to keep it from marring surfaces and to make it “nonskid.”

Unless you buy one that states “READY TO SHIP” in the description, the bowls are made to order with some size choices, and several glaze choices (mine was matte light blue), so there is some lag time (a couple of weeks) between placing your order and receiving your bowl.  There are several styles besides this one, and Sommerville Pottery has a style that caters to those who prefer to leave their yarn in a pull skein rather than wind it into a ball.  Money well spent.

Twisted Cable Scarf

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Twisted Cable Scarf

Needles:
Size 11/8.0 mm knitting needles,
Large cable needle
Yarn:
3 skeins of Lion Brand Hometown USA, 5 oz/142 g, 81 yd/74 m color: Honolulu Pink

Cast on:
28 stitches

Beginning Scarf Border:
Row 1: K7, P2, K4, P2, K4, P2, K7
Row 2: K3, P4, K2, P4, K2, P4, K2, P4, K3
Rows 3-7, Repeat rows 1 and 2 two times.
Row 8: K7, P2, K4, P2, K4, P2, K7

2015_03_04-04Scarf Body:
Row 1: K3, P4, K2, P4, K2, P4, K2, P4, K3
Row 2: K3, C2F, P2, C2F P2, C2F, P2, C2F, K3
Row 3: K3, P4, K2, P4, K2, P4, K2, P4, K3
Row 4: K7, P2, K4, P2, K4, P2, K7

Repeat rows 1-4 of Scarf Body pattern until Scarf measures approximately 60 inches, or is as long as you want it. (Note: Yarn amount given is for a scarf 60 inches long. If you want your scarf to be longer than that, you will need additional yarn.)

Ending Scarf Border:
Row 1: K3, P4, K2, P4, K2, P4, K2, P4, K3
Row 2: K7, P2, K4, P2, K4, P2, K7
Row 3: K3, P4, K2, P4, K2, P4, K2, P4, K3
Rows 4-8, Repeat rows 2 and 3 two times.
Bind off.

Variation: Narrower Scarf (Three Cables Wide).

Cast on:
22 stitches

Beginning Scarf Border:
Row 1: K7, P2, K4, P2, K7
Row 2: K3, P4, K2, P4, K2, P4, K3
Rows 3-7, Repeat rows 1 and 2 two times.
Row 8: K7, P2, K4, P2, K7

Scarf Body:
Row 1: K3, P4, K2, P4, K2, P4, K3
Row 2: K3, C2F, P2, C2F, P2, C2F, K3
Row 3: K3, P4, K2, P4, K2, P4, K3
Row 4: K7, P2, K4, P2, K7
Repeat rows 1-4 until Scarf measures approximately 60 inches, or is as long as you want it.

Ending Scarf Border:
Row 1: K3, P4, K2, P4, K2, P4, K3
Row 2: K7, P2, K4, P2, K7
Row 3: K3, P4, K2, P4, K2, P4, K3
Rows 4-8, Repeat rows 2 and 3 two times.
Bind off.

Pattern © 2014 Knits From The Owl Underground

Mom’s Three-Cable Scarf

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Mom’s Three-Cable Scarf

Needles:
Size 9/5.5 mm straight needles or 16-inch circular needle,
cable needle.
Yarn:
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice35 oz/100 g, 170 yd/156 m, color Navy, 1 skein for short scarf, 2 skeins for longer scarf

Cast on: 33 stitches.

Beginning Border:
Rows 1-7: K. (garter stitch)
Row 7: K4, P6, K2, P9, K2, P6, K4,

Scarf Body:
Row 1: K3, P1, K6, P2, K9, P2, K6, P1, K3.
Row 2: K4, P6, K2, P9, K2, P6, K4.
Row 3: K3, P1, c3F, P2, c6F K3, P2, c3B, P1, K3.
Row 4: K4, P6, K2, P9, K2, P6, K4.
Row 5: K3, P1, K6, P2, K9, P2, K6, P1, K3.
Row 6: K4, P6, K2, P9, K2, P6, K4.
Row 7: K3, P1, c3F, P2, K3, C6B, P2, C3B, P1, K3.
Row 8: K4, P6, K2, P9, K2, P6, K4.

Repeat rows 1-8 of “Scarf Body” pattern until the scarf is long enough to suit.

Ending Border:
Row 1: K3, P1, K6, P2, K9, P2, K6, P1, K3.
Row 2: K4, P6, K2, P9, K2, P6, K4.
Rows 3-10: K. (garter stitch)
Bind off.

Glossary:
C3F – Pass 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work, knit the next 3 stitches, then knit the 3 from the cable needle.
C3B – Pass 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold to back of work, knit the next 3 stitches, then knit the 3 from the cable needle.

Pattern © Knits From The Owl Underground