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Easy scarf pattern

This is an easy but effective scarf pattern

you can use any type of yarn
cast on a multiple of 6 stitches (I used 48 sts, and #10 US needles)

1st row - K2 p2
Next row and every even row - knit as presented (p2 k2)

row 3 -* k2, YO, P2tog* till end

row 5* K2 P2tog,YO* till end

Thats all the pattern!
Knit as long as you like

You can see that both sides are effective so the scarf can be reversable!

SUPER EASY!!

Abbreviations
K - knit
P - purl
YO - yarn over needle
P2tog - purl 2 together

Using Yarn that creates effects

This scarf is a simple 2 by 2 rib - but the effect is all in the yarn!
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You can knit a beautiful scarf very easily - all you need to know is how to rib!

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Gathered Scarf- easy knit pattern

This is a very easy stitch that you can use for anything.
I decided to make a scarf.
You will need about 300gms of yarn - I used Ice sequins which is 45% kid mohair.
Best is using a sock weight yarn, and larger needles


cast on 49 stitches, using #5 US needles
Knit stocking stitch all along for this, the pattern is as follows:
Knit 10 rows ending with a Knit row.
turn,
(pattern)now on the purl row knit 9, with the Right hand needle pich up a stitch about 5 rows below the 10th row and put it on the left hand needle.
Knit the 10th stitch and the picked up stitch together
repeat K9, pick up stitch etc till end of row.
knit 5 rows, ending again with a K row
Now do the pick up stitch again but this time, k4, pick up stitch,* K9, pick up stitch* and continue to end
Knit 5 rows,(end pattern)


Repeat till the scarf is as long as you like
EASY!!

What i also like is that the stocking stitch curves around so that it looks like you have a tube - very soft and effective

This is the wrong side..see how the stitches have been picked up?

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Straight Needle Sock Pattern

I dont like using circulars - and this is an easy pattern with just one seam up the back and the foot.

Straight needle sock pattern

MATERIALS:size 5 needles,(3.75mm)
100gms worsted weight yarn
Abbreviations
K – knit
P – purl
Tog – together
PSSO – pass slipped stitch over
Top of sock
Cast on 42 sts,
Work in K1 P1 rib for about 4 inches or for a high as you would like the socks to be
Start shaping the heel:
Knit 11 sts,
Turn :
knit on these 11 sts only for 16 rows, ending with a purl row
Make heel
Row 1:-K2, k2tog, k1, turn,
Row 2: - slip1, P3, turn.
Row 3:-K3, K2tog, K1, turn,
Row 4: slip1, P4, turn.
Row 5:-K4, K2tog, K1, turn,
Row 6: slip1, P5, turn.
Row 7:-K5, k2tog, K1.
You have 7 sts left
Pick up 10 sts on the side of the heel (the part you have just knitted), and knit them. Knit across the  sts left on the needle
Turn and knit on the 1st 11 sts only for 17 rows ending with a knit row
Make the next heel as follows:
Row 1: P2, P2tog, P1, turn,
Row 2: slip1, K3, turn.
Row3:- P3, P2tog, P1, turn,
Row 4: slip1, K4, turn.
Row5:- P4, P2tog, P1, turn,
Row 6: slip1, K5, turn.
Row7:- P5, P2tog, P1, (7 sts on needle).
Pick up 10 sts on side of heel like before, and purl them.
Continue purling across the whole sock.(54 sts on needle).
Knit one row
Purl one row
SHAPING:
Row1:- K15, K2tog, K20, slip1, K1, PSSO, K15.
Row2:- and all even  rows, purl.
Row3:- K14, K2tog, K20, slip1, K1, PSSO, K14.
Row5:- K13, K2tog, K20, slip1, K1, PSSO, K13.
Row7:- K12, K2tog, K20, slip1, K1, PSSO, K12.
Row9:- K11, K2tog, K20, slip1, K1, PSSO, K11.
Row11:-K10, K2tog, K20, slip1, K1, PSSO, K10.
42 stitches remain
Knit straight in stockinette for 30 rows for a size 7 foot. (For custom size, knit until this section measures the same as from the back of your heel to the beginning of your toes) and end with a purl row.
Shape Toe:
Row1:-K8, K2tog,K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K14, K2tog, K2, slip1, k1, PSSO, K8.
Row 2 and all even rows:- purl.
Row 3:- K7, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K12, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K7.
Row5:- K6, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K10, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K6.
Row7:- K5, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K8, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K5.
Row9:- K4, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K6, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K4.
Row11:- K3, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K4, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K3.

Cut the yarn leaving a long thread, and thread this through the remaining stitches and pull tight. Secure with a couple of stitches.
Now stitch down the sock using a flat seam so that the sock will feel comfortable.

EASY!!!

For more experienced knitter, the 20 center stitches can be worked in a pattern like cables.

Warm Cabled cowl

I have had a few requests for this pattern so i will give it a shot.
Requirements: you will need to know how to cable!





The idea is simple. Using irregular cables, you can create a unique look.
Use the following cables as an example
1. simple cable : 2p 6K 2p, cable the 6K.
2. Double cable - as above and repeat after 4 rows to get the double twist
3. Double elongated cable - like 1 but repeated after 8 rows.

Ok, so if you have understood the above lets give it a go.
 You will need US size 10 needles and any yarn that goes with them. If in doubt, use thinner rather than thicker yarn. If the knitting is too tights it wont look good.
I used knitpicks worsted 100% wool.
About 100 gms should do. (no idea what that is in yards im afraid)

cast on 56 stitches on a spare piece of yarn - you will need to unpick this at the end to graft the ends of the cowl together. There is a tutorial on 'kitchener stitch' on my blog you can check out.
Using your cowl yarn , follow the following:
Row 1:Slip one (every 1st row from now on), k10, p1 till end (ending with a P1)
Row 2: slip 1, P10, K1 till end K1

thats the base of the pattern.

Now the fun starts.
Notice that you have 6 "cable" sections, or six knit sections with a purl stitch in between them.

_______x_________x_______x_______x________x_________
    1                  2                  3            4             5                 6

Very randomly, add cables.

What is did was:
after 10 rows of the basic pattern, I cabled section 3 and 6. Section 3 with a single cable and section 6 with a double.
I knitted another 10 rows then cabled sections 1 and 5 with and elongated and a double cable
Another 5 rows
a cable on section 2.

As you can see it is very random and disorganized...but thats what makes the cowl unique. No two are ever the same.
I also changed color half way - just because i could! (actually I didn't have enough yarn but i got a great effect!)

When you reach the desired length, keep stitches on a needle. Unpick the waste yarn on the cast off and put the stitches on another needle. I used a 3 needle cast off but you can use the kitchener method found here
I like the 3 needle cast off. There is a good tutorial about that HERE.

If anyone actually makes this I'd love to post a picture of your work - and any improvements you can make to this pattern. if you find any mistakes please let me know

Easy pattern for a shawl - easily adaptable!

I wrote this as i knitted it so if you find any mistakes let me know!


The cast on sts are the top of the shawl, the cast off will be the bottom. This is a very basic pattern that you can then embellish - i used an eyelet pattern on random rows.(k2tog YO) The first stitches should not be slipped (as i usually do when knitting) but knitted.
You can use any yarn you like with its corresponding needles. there really is no gauge
You can also knit it to any size. Just remember that the final amount of stitches you have will be its width and the number of rows you knit will be the length. You can check that on a swatch and calculate accordingly


Cast on 7 stitches.
Row 1 (RS): k2, yo, k1, yo,place marker k1 place marker, yo, k1, yo, k2.
Row 2 (WS): K2 YO , P to last 2 sts YO knit last 2 sts 
Row 3 (RS): k2, yo, k to marker, YO, k1,move marker YO, k to last 2 stitches, YO, k2.
and so on


So to give a quick recap.
The 1st 2 sts of every row are always K followed by YO
Before the 1st marker, there is always a YO - the stitch between the markers is knitted as it presents its self (k one side P the other) and after you slip the 2nd marker there is always a YO.


On the Purl side, its always K2 , purl to last 2 sts - K2 (no increase between the markers)


Using your swatch you can calculate the size you would like to make. Amount of sts = width, amount of rows = length


Hope this makes sense!



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