I came across this scarf as I was switching out my summer wardrobe for my winter one. I made this scarf a couple of years ago, and had totally forgotten about it. I totally fell in love with it all over again! I remember that this was really easy, but it looks very complicated. We still sell the yarn and I still had the pattern, so I am going to share it with you! Anything very chunky will work, preferably you will want something with a gauge of 2-3 stitches per inch on #11 or #15 needles. This scarf took (2) 100 gram hanks, but you could use more or less depending on the length that you would like. You will love this scarf! Click here to download the PDF pattern:Giant Basket Stitch Scarf
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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!
Mock Cable Scarf
I brought out this scarf today to keep warm in the newly frigid temperatures around here. I forgot how much I like it! So I thought I would share the pattern with you. I actually made a few of these last year, and no matter what color or yarn I chose, I was really pleased with the result. The pattern looks more complicated then it is, and knits up really quickly. I held together a basic Aran weight wool blend and a fine angora that changed colors slightly to make the scarf shown here. But I also made a few of them with only the wool blend, both turned out wonderfully. I also like my scarves really long, so you may not need as much yarn as the pattern calls for. Have fun!
The Peacock Scarf
UPDATE: I have recently started re-making this scarf in an entirely different yarn for a totally different look. Check it out here:
Sneek Peek: The Peacock Scarf Re-visited
I did take my needles down about 2 sizes to a #6, but used the exact same pattern with no other changes. We have also added a You Tube video that is very helpful with row 3 that you can find in this post.
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The Farrow Rib pattern is one of my favorites to knit. It has a really nice rythym to it, and is easy enough to knit while watching TV ( which I will be doing a lot of the next few days because I finally joined the 21st century and have TIVO ! I am so excited to watch the Golden Globes without commercials!!!) .It is also a really beautiful pattern! Above is a scarf I am making from Karabella’s Soft Tweed. Isn’t the color amazing? The pattern below is for the exact scarf that I am making, but you can easily change the pattern, It just needs to have K3, P1 across and always end with an extra K1.
This is a a super easy to make scarf that is really classic for fall. It is a Rice stitch which is now my new favorite stitch (It used to be a seed stitch). I made this scarf with a baby alpaca yarn but any chunky yarn will work. The key is to make this very long so that you can wrap it around your neck and still have some length to it. I made mine about 90″ long. I named it after one of my favorite clothing lines, because it seemed like it would be the perfect acessory for her clothes.
Eileen Scarf Pattern:
You will need 2-3 skeins of a chunky yarn with a guage of 3 stitches per inch on #11 US needles.
Cast on 22 stitches.
Row 1: K1, P1 across.
Row 2: Knit across.
Repeat pattern until you have your desired length, then add fringe into every other stitch all the way around the scarf. You will need about 1/4 of a skein for the fringe.
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.