I am currently making our Peacock Scarf in a completely different yarn than the original I made years ago. I absolutely adore it so far! What do you think? I am using a DK weight bamboo. It totally confirms for me the idea that this scarf is truly beautiful when knit from any number of yarns. This pattern has been more popular on the internet than I had ever imagined when I first put it out there for free! While looking through the comments, I noticed that some people were confused by the third row. There are a series of P3tog (purl 3 toether) decreases, that many were worried would shrink the scarf in width. All of these decreases have a YO (yarn over) that precedes and follows them. Therefore you are decreasing2 stitches with the P3 tog and than adding them back with the yarn overs. To help any of you who are confused, we have made two short You Tube video that are below. Whether you are making this scarf or not, they will help you anytime you are doing a Yarn Over(YO). I cannot wait to finish this scarf!
We made this scarf last year gave away the pattern for free. It has been so popular we decided to update it for this year in some fabulous Mohair!
The pattern can be found here: Romantic Ruffle scarf . We knit ours from Soft Kid, but Kidsilk Aura also works wonderfully. You also have to change your needle from a 5 or 6 to a 2 or 3, we like the addi lace needles the best!
This works up really fast and you will look fabulous in it, it is also great for Christmas gifts!
This adorable little hat is here just in time for Easter! Any beginner can knit this, it is super easy. The pattern is sized for a newborn up to 1 year old. A very pretty addition to your little ladies Sunday outfit. Any Aran weight yarn will do, we used Karabella Aurora 8. To print the free pattern, click on the link below. Enjoy!
We are loving the beauty and simplicity of this scarf! We are offering the pattern as a freebie for you! This is a scarf that will knit up pretty quickly as you watch your favorite movie. Wear it around and every one will ask where it came from. We used a beautiful french yarn called songe, but there anything with a similar gauge will do. You will need 2 balls, some needles and off you go! Enjoy!
Note, since we originally posted this pattern, songe has been discontinued. We have provided the Yarndex link above so you can see the exact gauge to find something similar. We have made this scarf in many yarns, even different gauges. Sometimes the result is shorter and a little wider, but it is always beautiful! We found that bamboo and silk blends work a great!
UPDATE: We have a new updated version of this scarf made in Mohair! Mohair Romantic Ruffled Scarf Check it out! It is just beautiful!
This scarf is one of my very favorites! I wear it all of the time!! If you are a little scared by cables but want the fancy look of them, this is a great pattern. It is very easy to make, and I love the look. I used Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk yarn, but any Aran weight yarn will give you the same look. You will need 2 to 3 balls depending on how long you like your scarves, I used 3 50 gram balls. I added fringe, but that is optional.Enjoy!
Don’t you just hate those people who ALWAYS finish a project before starting another one? I guess not hate, that is a very strong word, maybe they are just a tad bit annoying (unless you are one of them, then maybe we are just jealous). They are usually the same people who have a “naturally fast” metabolism, neat & tidy desks and always find time to blow-dry their hair. Needless to say, not one of us at Piper’s has any of these aformentioned qualities. We do finish a lot of projects, but for every 1 that is finished there are probably 15 in the hopper. We hope that there are many more of you like us out there! I am on this train of thought because I started not 1, but 2 new scarves today. Yes, it is a rainy day, but this is crazy! I found 2 new beautiful patterns in an old magazine and had to try both. The above picture is fastly becoming my favorite of the two. I especially love how the pattern makes a scallop edge. It is made with a chunky alpaca yarn. Here is a free pattern for the Giant Basket Weave Scarf so that you can make your own. We hope to be sharing many more of our unfinished yet fabulous projects with you, and hope you will share some with us.