Monthly Archives: November 2009

  • Experiment with Diagonal Lace

    Today's scarf gets a little lacy! Only 2 more scarf patterns left!

    Over the last two weeks, we've shared with you some of the scarves we've been making for our Hat & Scarf Charity Drive at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio. Today, we continue with 8 days of scarves. Whether you're making them as gifts or for charity, come back from now until Thanksgiving for inspiration & patterns for easy scarves from the Studio's staff.

    Gillian's Diagonal Scarf (shown in Vanna's Choice Charcoal Print)

    CO 24.

    Row 1 - 8: Knit.
    Begin Row 1 of chart
    Row 1 of chart: K4, follow chart , k4. (Garter border)
    Repeat chart rows for entire body length, keeping garter stitch border
    Row 2 and every WS row: K 4, purl across chart, K4
    Row 3 - 11: follow chart, maintaining garter stitch border
    Repeat chart until desired length
    End with 8 rows of Knit
    Bind off and weave in ends.

    *As with all of our scarf patterns shown, we only used one ball for our scarves, but you can use two and make them as long or short as you wish. Vanna's Choice's recommended hook size is J-10; its recommended needle size is US9.

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  • Scarf Inspiration: Gina's Shells

    Today, we bring you another beautiful crochet scarf! Pattern below.

    Over the last two weeks, we've shared with you some of the scarves we've been making for our Hat & Scarf Charity Drive at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio. Whether you're making them as gifts or for charity, come back from now until Thanksgiving for inspiration & patterns for easy scarves from the Studio's staff.

    Gina's Shell Scarf (shown in Vanna's Choice Charcoal)

    Ch 21.
    Row 1: 2 dc in the same ch, (sk 2 ch, 1 sc, sk 2 ch, 5 dc in next stitch) twice, sk 2 ch, sc, sk 2 ch, 3 dc in last stitch, ch 1 turn.
    Row 2: sk 2 (5 dc in next st, sk 2, sc, sk 2) twice, 5 dc in next st, sk 2, sc, ch3, turn.
    Repeat rows 1 & 2 to end.
    Bind off and weave in ends.

    *As with all of our scarf patterns shown, we only used one ball for our scarves, but you can use two and make them as long or short as you wish. Vanna's Choice's recommended hook size is J-10; its recommended needle size is US9.

    Only 3 days of scarf ideas left, so keep coming back!

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  • Take 2 Minutes for Yarn

    Back in August, I had the opportunity to make some two-minute inspirational videos all about knitting, crocheting, and crafting with yarns. They're perfect for getting just a little dose of yarn in your day with a couple of patterns and ideas thrown in.

    It was a fun experience, and now, I'm happy to announce that these videos are up on the Lion Brand YouTube channel for you to check out.

    Here are just two of the videos:

    And if you enjoyed them (or you want to use them as bait to convince your friends that they too should be knitting and crocheting), click here to see them all.

    And don't forget to check out more videos including tutorials, the basics, and more inspiration at the Lion Brand YouTube channel.

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