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Queen Anne Crochet Scarf

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Tammy’s Queen Anne Scarf is the perfect project if you are stuck in doors (Like me! Thanks, snow!) with a limited amount of yarn… say.. one ball of Boku?

One ball of Boku makes the scarf in Color 10

One ball of Boku makes the scarf in Color 10

The pattern is by Khebin Gibbons and can be found on his blog

You can work this pattern with a variety of different weights of yarn, there really is no limit. I think it would be very romantic in a mohair like Drifting Gardens (which self stripes just like Boku!)

Cowl in Encore Boucle

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Ok, we all agree that the Cowl is this year’s scarf.  Whether long or short- it is indeed a fast project for this Holiday’s gift giving.  I have talked about the ultimate yarn for cowls- Baby Alpaca Grande.  But for those on a limited budget- I have an idea:  Use a less expensive, but interesting yarn.  Here is a quickie pattern using 1 ball of Encore Boucle.  This member of the Encore family of fine yarns will give you dazzling colors and texture at a very low price.

Here Nancy, a customer at my LYS, sports a cowl she whipped up in an evening.

nancys-cowl1

 Materials:  1  –100g ball Encore Boucle
Needles:  16” US 15 needle, marker.
Size:  Approx. 22” x 10”
Gauge:  3 sts =1” over st st.
Pattern:
LOOSELY cast on 55 sts, Place marker and join, making sure not to twist the sts.
Begin pattern:
Round 1:  Knit.
Round 2:  *(K3, p2): repeat from * around.
Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until almost out of yarn, ending with a Round 2.
Bind off LOOSELY knitwise.   Weave in all ends.

©2009  Plymouth Yarn Co.

Knitta in Brooklyn

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Knitta Please - a group of knitters that have struck again. The following photo’s were taken by a fellow lover of knitting and yarn. She sent me these pic’s and I was really psyched. What an “off road” way to travel. A town in Brooklyn, New York; is sponsoring an event, “Meters on Montague Street”

Cute Flowers on a meter

Cute Flowers on a meter

From May 14th through mid-June. It is such a unique way to display knitting. I just hope those meter maids are nice enough to pass by the “expired meter”. I can hope, can’t I? I would appreciate some feed back on this group and looking for ideas from others….My mind is racing now (can you smell the smoke) lol.

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Street Meters

Street Meters

Bright Stripes on Meter

Bright Stripes on Meter