I have to say, as its creator, I’m feeling pretty good about today’s Free Pattern Friday. It was incredibly easy – just knits and purls – but you’d never know it to look at it. For that, credit goes to the yarn, Classic Shades Frenzy.
It’s a thick yarn with enough variation in color to give a simple design additional interest.
This cowl uses a diagonal rib pattern. The beauty of doing this in the round is that if you wish, you can simply cast on the required number and k2p2 all the way around every row until you’ve reached the desired width of your cowl. This took just one ball, and it made a cowl long enough to wear loose or to wrap once for extra warmth.
For mindless knitting, I tend to favor simple designs on big needles that I can work on while chatting or watching TV, and this fits the bill. Now that the weather’s turned, this would be a great knit-night project!
Have a wonderful weekend, and be sure to make time for yourself.
The Summit Scarf from our Colorful Commute e-book features triple knotted fringe. It is an easy way to add a lot of visual interest to your project. It may look complicated, but it’s really quite simple and doesn’t take much more time or effort than plain fringe. Today I’ll show you how to do it!
Step 1: Begin as you normally would when adding fringe to a project, for this scarf I cut 21” strands of yarn. Then, holding two strands together as one, I attached groups of fringe to the edge of the scarf, about one group every other stitch.
Step 2: Take half of one group of fringe knot together with half of next group of fringe 1” below first row of knots. I did not split the first and last groups of fringe.
Step 3: Repeat for another row of knots. To finish, trim fringe evenly.
That’s all there is to it! You can keep adding more rows of knots to create some really amazing and intricate looking fringe, use longer strands of yarn when increasing the number of knotted rows. Beads can be placed above the knots (or even in place of the knots) to add some sparkle – there are so many possibilities.
I’m a sucker for blues and greens. The beauty of multi-colored yarns is that I don’t have to pick between one or the other. They’re both there, as in color 911 Stranded of Classic Shades Frenzy. It reminds me of the rushing aquamarine waters of the Soča river that runs through Slovenia and Italy.
The Swift Current Scarf uses crochet shells and open spaces – along with some aggressive blocking – to create an airy texture. For symmetry, the scarf is worked from the middle out in two halves. It’s a two-ball project- make one half with one ball, then go back to the first row to start the second half in the other direction.
We hope you have a glorious weekend, dreaming of beautiful places and making beautiful things. As they say in Slovenian, se vidimo kasneje!
Today, we share the Rambling Crochet Cowl. Just two balls of bulky Classic Shades Frenzy on a 6.5mm hook means that this works up in a flash. We love the texture that the double crochet clusters provide, and the way the cowl looks wrapped up snug or hanging freely.
We’re really feeling the crochet love today, so let’s make it a two-fer. Check back in later today for another free pattern!